Trinity-Freistadt Evangelical Lutheran Church v. Tower Insurance Company

Merrick R. Domnitz

Case Conclusion Date:May 23, 2003

Practice Area:Litigation

Outcome:Successful outcome as explained below!

Description:Successfully protected Trinity-Freistadt Lutheran Church as attorney in Waukesha County Circuit Court proceedings involving insurance company's attempt to avoid covering church in accident with significant liability exposure. In same case, after insurance company refused client's settlement offer, Atty. Holtz consulted and worked with another law firm (Domnitz and Mawicke, S.C.) in successful bad faith action against same insurance company resulting in multi-million dollar punitive damage jury verdict for church client and decision by Wisconsin Supreme Court to uphold same. This prominent case has received national attention in redefining insurance companies' obligations to their insureds and the consequences of a disregard of these insureds' rights.

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