In the case of Americas Insurance Company v. Brian Jarreau, et al, currently pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, The Monson Law Firm attorney Laura Abel defeated a bad faith Motion for Summary Judgment filed by the insured and won a Motion for Summary Judgment on the issue of Additional Living Expenses (“ALE”). The insured alleged unsuccessfully that Americas was in bad faith because it challenged the appointment of Nader “Anthony” Odeh as their appraiser on the grounds that Odeh was not impartial.
The Monson Law Firm won summary judgment on behalf of Americas by showing that Americas voluntarily paid the ALE limits of the policy. The court dismissed the insured’s claims that additional amounts for ALE were due because the limits of ALE were tendered prior to the completion of the appraisal process.
Please click here for a copy of the judgment. Jarreau Order
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