Click HERE to read about the significant modifications to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure and limitations on discovery, along with the new Arizona rules setting forth clearer mandates for sanctions for discovery abuses, and the anticipated impact of new rules for the insurer, self-insured entity, and third-party administrators.
In order to prove bad faith, the insured must show that the insurer acted unreasonably and either knew its conduct was unreasonable or acted with such reckless disregard that they should have known that their conduct was unreasonable. According to a new decision rendered by the Arizona Court of Appeals, unreasonable conduct may include not
Brian Rubin and Kristen Briney recently obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a four day Jury trial in Maricopa County. The case involved a left turn mishap resulting in a multi-vehicle collision at a freeway interchange. Plaintiff sued the Thomas Rubin & Kelley client, demanding $250,000. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand never fell below $100,000, and at
Jay Spamer has obtained another great result in a four-day jury trial in Pima County Superior Court. Plaintiff was rear ended by the Thomas Rubin & Kelley client and claimed permanent orthopedic and closed head injuries. Plaintiff also rejected a $40,000.00 Offer of Judgment made before trial. The jury came back with a Defense Verdict
Jay Spamer recently obtained an outstanding result in a four day jury trial in Maricopa County. The Plaintiff, involved a multi-vehicle freeway collision, sued the Thomas Rubin & Kelley client, and was seeking a six-figure jury verdict. Prior to Trial, Plaintiff’s demand never went below six-figures. Further, Plaintiff rejected an Offer of Judgment of $50,000
Ben Thomas will be presenting “Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law”: The Basics” to the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel on May 11, 2016. Ben has lectured at various seminars around the Country on this topic, along with many other insurance coverage and litigation based topics.