Insurance Bad Faith

You bought insurance because bad things happen and you should not have to worry about whether your claim gets paid.

Insurance is a bet you make that something tragic might happen to you. Hopefully, you always “lose” that bet and are never the victim of a serious loss that requires you to make an insurance claim for compensation. Unfortunately, when disaster strikes, insurance companies do not always honor the bargains they struck.

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 1.15.17 PMWe help individuals and business who year after year diligently paid their insurance premium, suffer a loss, and are now being mistreated by their insurance company. If your insurer has wrongfully denied a claim, adjusted it in an unfair manner, or is simply giving you the runaround, the insurance company might be acting in “bad faith.” In 2011, Richard A. Harpootlian, P.A. helped a small business in Greenville, South Carolina obtain an insurance bad faith verdict of $14.5 million after the business burnt down and the insurance company refused to pay.

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SETTLEMENT

$2.15 million

Vagish, LLC v. Seneca Specialty Insurance Co., C/A No. 313-cv-03161-TLW (D.S.C.)

Practice Area: Insurance Bad Faith

A family-owned hotel business settled its insurance bad faith claim against Seneca Specialty Insurance Company (Seneca) for $2.15 million after the insurer failed to pay for fire damage caused by an arson.

The West Columbia, South Carolina business, Vagish LLC and Va Va Vagish LLC (collectively,…

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JURY VERDICT

$14.5 million

Genesis Press, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co.

Practice Area: Insurance Bad Faith

After an eight day trial, a federal jury in Greenville, South Carolina awarded a local business $14.5 million in damages for bad faith and breach of contract against an insurance company. The plaintiff sought recovery for the insurance company’s denial of a casualty claim stemming from a fire at the plaintiff’s place of business….

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