California Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
In 1982, a group of 700 physicians established a self-insurance trust to handle their medical malpractice claims. In 1995, NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company convinced the trust's members to purchase their medical malpractice policies from NORCAL instead, in exchange for NORCAL's promise to pay off the trust's outstanding debts. When NORCAL reneged, attorney Jerome Ringler was able to establish the insurance company's bad faith in court and secure a $156 million compensatory damages award from the jury.
As atypical as this particular insurance bad faith result may be in terms of its size, it does present a fair picture of the type of vigorous, effective legal representation provided by the Los Angeles-based law firm of Ringler Law Corporation.
As a firm, we limit our professional focus to complex civil litigation and the resolution of disputes where significant risks and rewards are at stake. With regards to insurance bad faith, our practice includes both class action lawsuits and claims brought by individual insureds on the basis of coverage disputes, unfairly rejected claims, failures to indemnify and a broad range of other contractual breaches.
In terms of service, each Ringler Law Corporation client is represented by a highly skilled legal team led by experienced trial attorneys who understand the specific legal issues surrounding the case. In terms of our approach, we deploy whatever resources are required to begin preparing cases for trial in earnest from the beginning of our involvement. In many ways, we believe that this practice has not only helped us to achieve results like those in the NORCAL case described above, but that it has led to more substantial settlement offers from other insurance companies as well.
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