Friday, August 31, 2007

Merrick v. Paul Revere Life Ins. Co. (9th Cir. - Aug. 31, 2007)

If you're an insurance company who's just been spanked at trial for $10 million in punitive damages, as well an additional half a million dollars in the other side's attorney's fees, because you (allegedly) illegally denied plaintiff's disability insurance claim, it's gotta bring at least a slight smile to your face to find out that your panel in the Ninth Circuit consists of Judges Hall, O'Scannlain, and Ikuta.

Punitive damage and fee award reversed. Thank you very much.