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.