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Six-Figure Settlement in Property Insurance Lawsuit Over Fire

A garage fire destroyed two award-winning antique cars and a collection of expensive memorabilia. The owner’s property insurer paid for the damage to the garage, but not the cars or memorabilia. When the owner sued the party responsible for the fire, the insurer intervened, and ultimately recovered more than the property owner.

Harper│Hayes PLLC lawyers later filed a bad faith lawsuit against the insurer, successfully arguing that the homeowner had a right to be “made whole” before his insurer had any right to recovery. The Harper│Hayes PLLC team ultimately negotiated a six-figure settlement, on the eve of trial, that exceeded the amount the insurer had recovered in the underlying action.