Panel Remands For Retrial Of Insured’s Breach Of Contract, Bad Faith Claims

(December 16, 2015, 11:15 AM EST) -- FRESNO, Calif. — A California appeals panel on Dec. 11 reversed a judge’s granting of a directed verdict and remanded for retrial an insured’s claims for breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing against his insurer for denied coverage of water damage to his rental house, but not the claim for punitive damages (Artyun Vardanyan v. AMCO Insurance Co., No. F069953, Calif. App., 5th Dist.; 2015 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 8925).

(Opinion available. Document #69-160108-007Z.)

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