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Andrew Armour Magwood

Andrew Magwood’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Allstate v. Merino

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff no coverage under $1,000,000 policy
    Description:
    Insurance coverage case where Allstate sought to establish no coverage for a director of a company. We were successful at the district court level, and then won on appeal at the 9th Circuit.
  • ATC v. Windham Mills

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Outcome:
    For the Town of Windham on valuation methodology
    Description:
    Town challenged the valuation method for condemnation case where the land condemned actually had a negative land value because of environmental contamination. The supreme court agreed and held that the court must consider environemental contamination when handling condemnation cases.
  • Wilson v. Alstom Power

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    May 09, 2008
    Outcome:
    Affirmed judgment of trial court.
    Description:
    Plaintiffs sought millions of dollars in damages for allegedly contracting Valley Fever at their place of work. Defendants were successful at a jury trial and plaintiffs appealed the verdict alleging the trial court made incorrect rulings on certain evidence. On appeal we were successful in convincing the court that the trial court's rulings were correct and did not prejudice the plaintiffs' case.
  • Bruce Morris et al v. Robert Congdon et al.

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Outcome:
    Found for our client
    Description:
    Defendant town refused to warn special meeting requested by plaintiff. Plaintiff sought a writ of mandamus forcing the town to hold a public meeting pursuant to the General Statutes. Supreme Court held plaintiff was correct and town was required to hold meeting.
  • Miller's Pond Company, LLC v. Arthur J. Rocque, Commissioner of Environmental Protection

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jun 03, 2003
    Outcome:
    Held for plaintiff
    Description:
    Plaintiff made water use permit application to DEP. DEP refused to hear the application and plaintiff sought judicial review of the administrative action. DEP claimed that plaintiff had no right to appeal because it had refused to adjudicate the matter. Supreme Court held that the DEP was required to adjudicate the application and, when it had refused, plaintiff had a right of appeal.
  • Allstate v. Gillette

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Outcome:
    Held no stay required
    Description:
    Allstate brought an action for declaratory releif to determine there was no coverage under an automobile policy for a business auto which was owned only for the purpose of sale to another person. Defendant sought a stay to force Allstate to defend him during the underlying lawsuit (he had accidentally injured another person while driving the vehicle). The court held that no stay was required and Allstate could pursue its action independantly.
  • GEICO v. Shambourger

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Dec 06, 2005
    Outcome:
    Defendant had no bad faith claim against GEICO
    Description:
    Defendant sought to bring a bad faith claim against GEICO which had brought an action seeking declaratory judgment that there was no coverage for uninsured motorists when defendants had waived such coverage. Court found waiver form was valid and thus defendants had no cause of action against GEICO.
  • Pineda v. Damiani

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Oct 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Favorable Settlement
    Description:
    Defendant was owner of truck involved in auto accident involving 5 decedents and 15 plaintiffs. Initial demand was over $25 million.