Breach of Contract
Reyna v. Kemper Lloyds Insurance Company
(Cameron County) Plaintiff sued his employer for wrongful termination and other causes of action. Defendant denied coverage under the General Liability policy issued to Plaintiff’s employer. Plaintiff and his employer entered into an agreed judgment and assignment of rights. Plaintiff then took the assignment of rights and sued Kemper for failure to defend and failure to settle, claiming bad faith and violations of the Texas Insurance Code and Texas DTPA.
The Plaintiff asked the jury to award $8,400,000. The pre-trial demand was $8,400,000. The pre-trial offer was $0. The jury returned a zero verdict in favor of the Defendant.
Yanta v. USAA
(Bexar County) Plaintiff was driving his vehicle and was struck by an uninsured driver who ran a red light. Plaintiff sued his insurance company for uninsured motorist benefits and bad faith. Plaintiff underwent surgery for a herniated disc in his neck. The Plaintiff had past medical specials of $23,000.
The Plaintiff asked the jury to award $1,000,000. The pre-trial demand was $300,000. The pre-trial offer was $20,000. The jury returned a verdict for the Plaintiff totaling $17,000.