Rory W. Leid, III, assisted by A. Elyse O’Neill successfully prevailed on behalf of GEICO on appeal regarding a UIM case.
Rory W. Leid, III, assisted by Jeremy L. Muth, represented Allstate Insurance Company in declaratory action.
Washington Court of Appeals, Division I, Upholds Jury Verdict Finding Plaintiffs Intentionally Started Fire
Rory Leid, III, successfully prevailed in the matter of Dennis Schmidt and Wendy Demeter v. American Commerce Insurance Company Washington Court of Appeals, Division I, No. 74369-4-1, on behalf of American Commerce Insurance Company (ACIC), on appeal, in an unpublished opinion.
Rory W. Leid, III, was able to obtain a defense verdict in the case of Chan v Theresa Yang & Farmers Insurance Company. Hang W. Chan v. Teresa Yang, doing business as Farmers Insurance.
Rory W. Leid, III, assisted by Arezou Arefi-Afshar, represented Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company in the insurance bad faith lawsuit, Taylor v. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company.
Rory W. Leid, III and Arezou Arefi-Afshar successfully represented Allstate Indemnity Company in an insurance bad faith claim, Newkirk et al v. Allstate.
Rory W. Leid, III, assisted by Kimberly Larsen Rider, represented American Family Insurance Company in the insurance bad faith lawsuit, Theresa L. Schreib v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co.
Rory W. Leid, III, assisted by Jean Y. Kang, represented GEICO General Insurance Company in the insurance bad faith lawsuit, Ross, et. al. v. GEICO Gen. Ins. Co., et al.
Ryan J. Hall represented Farmers Insurance in Nancy Reyes v. Farmers Insurance Company of Oregon.
Ryan J. Hall represented Farmers Insurance in Omar DeLeon Gomez v. Farmers Insurance Company which was a PIP arbitration panel demand from opposing counsel.
Ryan J. Hall represented Allstate Insurance Company in Auto & Work Injury, LLC v. Allstate et al.
Ryan J. Hall represented Allstate Insurance in Luis Baez-Hernandez et al. v. Allstate Fire & Casualty Insurance Company.
Mr. Leid recently obtained a defense verdict in a weeklong jury trial in Mason County Superior Court.
Attorney fee award overturned on appeal creating new law in Washington State.
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Mark S. Cole assisted by Jennifer P. Dinning represented the Defendants in a case which arose out of a motor vehicle accident in which Defendants Tharp rear-ended the Plaintiff. April 8, 2013.
Mark S. Cole represented Western National in the case of Jeffries v. Western National Assurance Company, which arose out of a fire to a residence owned by Plaintiff Jeffries. April 5, 2013.
Mark S. Cole, assisted by Jennifer P. Dinning, represented Defendants in Hudson v. Jensen, a case which arose out of an accident where Defendant Jensen rear-ended the Plaintiff’s pick-up truck. April 4, 2013.
Rory W. Leid, III tried this case which involved a three car accident, including a FedEx vehicle and a semi-truck. April 3, 2013.
Ryan J. Hall represented Allstate Insurance Company in the case of Terrance I. Ross – Joyner and Dominique D. Joyner v. Allstate et al. April 2, 2013.
Ryan J. Hall represented Allstate Insurance Company in the case of Ivan Rodriguez, Narcisa Onofre and Narcisa Onofre. April 1, 2013.
Rick Wathen represented the Defendants, the Kelleys, and was assisted by Midori R. Sagara. February 4, 2013.
Mark S. Cole and Rory W. Leid, III, were retained by American Family to represent the defendant tenants. December 4, 2012.
Rick Wathen represented the private lender. September 7, 2012.
Staples v. Allstate, Case No. 64816-1. Rory W. Leid, III, argued for Respondent Allstate and was assisted by Midori R. Sagara. May 16, 2011.
Goettenmoeller v. Twist, Case No. 64046-1-1. Rory W. Leid, III , argued for Appellant Twist and was assisted by Midori R. Sagara. April 11, 2011.
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Excess Verdict Not Proper Measure of IFCA Damages
Rory W. Leid, III, assisted by Jean Y. Kang, represented GEICO General Insurance Company in the insurance bad faith lawsuit, Ross, et. al. v. GEICO Gen. Ins. Co., et al., KCC No.: 14-2-15160-8.
In the underlying action, Mr. Ross was involved in a motor vehicle accident and sued by Ms. Slocombe, the other party involved in the accident. Trial in the Slocombe litigation began in December of 2013, and on December 24, 2013, the jury delivered a verdict in favor of Ms. Slocombe against Mr. Ross.
A final judgment was entered against Mr. Ross in the amount of $672,921.26 on January 13, 2014. The verdict was in excess of GEICO’s automobile insurance policy liability limit of $100,000. GEICO subsequently paid the final judgment. Thereafter, Mr. Ross filed a bad faith action against GEICO and sought treble the amount of the final judgment.
In a recent decision, Judge Palmer Robinson granted GEICO’s motion for partial summary judgment ruling, inter alia, that Plaintiffs may not recover the paid verdict judgment as “actual damages” for violating IFCA or the CPA or for committing the tort of bad faith. See, Ross v. GEICO Gen. Ins. Co., et al., KCC No. 14-2-15160-8.