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Wrongful Cancellation of Policy/Rescission Results

Representative Cases Involving Policy Rescission and Cancellation

Following are examples of actual verdicts and settlements obtained by Pillsbury & Coleman in cases involving insurance company cancellation of policies. Additional results can be reviewed when you speak with an attorney at our firm. If plaintiff or insurance company names do not appear it is because confidentiality agreements are in place restricting that information.

California Law Firm v. Insurance Company

Case Issue

Insurer refused to defend insured law firm against malpractice suit and rescinded law firm's policy; our client sued for breach of duty to defend and bad faith.

Result

Insurer reinstated policy and made partial payment towards settlement of malpractice suit.

Summary

Insurance company rescinded client's professional errors and omissions policy stating that the client had made a material misrepresentation on its policy application about a potential claim. Our client was a small law firm in Southern California that was hit with a malpractice lawsuit. After the firm tendered the claim, the insurance company rescinded its policy, refused to defend the claim, and sued the firm for declaratory relief. We resolved the malpractice suit by convincing the insurance company to pay towards a settlement and persuaded the insurance company to withdraw its rescission of the policy.

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