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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church & School- Freistadt vs. Tower Insurance

Case Conclusion Date: 12.31.2003

Practice Area: Insurance

Outcome: (Not available)

Description: Insurance bad faith case resulting in $3,500,000 punitive damage verdict for Church whose insurer denied coverage for serious personal injury accident caused by teacher within scope of her employment. Insurer had bound coverage for HIred and Non-owned vehicles but denied coverage because clerical error resulted in policy documents not reflecting the coverage. Court granted Summary Judgement for Plaintiffs on bad faith and case went to jury on punitive damages only. Verdict upheld on appeal by Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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