Iowa Supreme Court To Rule On Restaurant Owners’ Bad Faith Appeal

Mealey's (October 21, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT) -- DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court on Oct. 13 heard oral arguments in an appeal of restaurant owners’ bad faith claims that they filed against their insurer regarding their investigation of a fire at the establishment and failure to pay out claims (Ben Villarreal, Jr. v. United Fire & Casualty Company, et al., No. 14-0298, Iowa Sup.).

On March 8, 2007, La Casa, a restaurant owned by Bill Villarreal Jr., Cleo Martinez and LaCasa Martinez TexMex Inc., was severely damaged in a fire. The...
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