Monthly Archives: February 2016

Cook and Zenor Obtain Defense Verdict in Breach of Insurance Contract Action

February 15, 2016

On February 11, 2016, attorneys Guy Cook and Adam Zenor obtained a defense verdict in a vehicle fire case. Plaintiff sustained a vehicle fire after his vehicle had allegedly malfunctioned.  State Farm denied the claim. Plaintiff claimed State Farm owed under the terms of his policy because the fire was accidental – not intentionally set. […]

Iowa Court of Appeals Rules No Mistrial for Mention of Insurance During Jury Selection

February 10, 2016

During voir dire of a race discrimination trial, a potential juror noted that he was in the insurance business and handled employee benefit insurance for the defendant.  He noted that his company did not provide employee practice liability coverage, but nonetheless viewed it as a conflict of interest.  Another potential  juror noted that his company […]

Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in Special Evening Session

On February 16, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case The Estate of Paul Dedrick Gray, et al. v. Daniel J. Baldi, et al. during a special evening session open to the public in the Supreme Court courtroom. The case stems from litigation involving Dr. Daniel Baldi.  […]

Iowa Supreme Court Holds Bad Faith Action Must Be Brought at Time of Breach of Contract Action If At All

February 3, 2016

In this case, restaurant owners claimed insurance benefits for a restaurant fire.  The insurer made payments for personal property losses, building loss, and business interruption.  Unsatisfied with the payment amounts, the restaurant owners sued for breach of contract.  They obtained a jury verdict for the additional unpaid value of the building and additional personal property […]