Insurance giant Allstate Insurance Corp. won a $3 million federal jury verdict — $1.5 million of it in punitive damages — in a suit against three individuals who had been accused of defrauding the company by filing false and inflated claims in the aftermath of California’s 1994 Northridge earthquake.

James Fitzgerald, a partner at Los Angeles’ Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, who tried the case for Allstate, commented, “It’s clear that the jury thought a message should be sent — just because you’re a big insurance company doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get your damages back.”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]