Blake Lusk and Donald J. Latuso, Jr. Win Bad Faith Summary Judgment

Attorneys Blake Lusk and Donald J. Latuso, Jr. were recently successful in winning summary judgment on behalf of Southern Fidelity Insurance Company in the Eastern District of Louisiana before the Honorable Ivan Lemelle in the case entitled “Rachel Dubois, et al. v. Southern Fidelity Insurance Company”.  In this case, plaintiffs made claim for bad faith damages after the 2013 hailstorm.  The court recognized that plaintiff’s previous claims for Hurricane Isaac damages, which were paid in full by SFIC, gave SFIC the “reasonable basis to not immediately pay or offer to settle plaintiffs’ claims” related to the subsequent hailstorm.  Accordingly, the court held that SFIC provided evidence to support its position that it “had a reasonable basis to defend the claims and that there was a genuine dispute over the amount of the loss so as to bar the assessment of fees.”

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While most other law firms are hesitant to file bad faith Motions for Summary Judgment, The Monson Law Firm wins them.  If your company is in need of defense of Bad Faith claims in Louisiana and Texas, contact The Monson Law Firm today!