Skatell v. Fire Insurance Exchange

Timothy Richard Sullivan

Practice Area:Insurance

Outcome:Affirmed JNOV regarding punitive damages.

Description:Plaintffs' home was burned in a wildfire. They sued FIE, alleging misrepresentation, fraud, breach of contract and bad faith, contending their policy had been changed from "guaranteed replacement cost" to "extended replacement cost." The appellate court affirmed a Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict which eliminated a punitive damage award.