Bad Faith Litigation

Practice Area

Bad Faith Litigation

Lewis Brisbois lawyers across the country have extensive experience in defending suits involving alleged breaches of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and/or statutory breaches, so called “bad faith” litigation. These cases tend to be complicated, hard fought and high exposure. We have defended against extra-contractual claims arising under commercial and personal lines, primary and excess policies, general liability, professional liability, homeowners, title, disability, accident and health, life, jeweler’s block, marine, multi-peril business, and customized (“manuscript”) policies.

Lewis Brisbois was lead counsel for a major insurer on the Northridge earthquake “bad faith” cases and represented another large insurer on the “Katrina” storm cases. We have defended “bad faith” claims arising from, among other events, a $200 million class action against Sony involving the Playstation consoles, the construction of the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas and numerous housing developments in California, human rights litigation against Unocal for its activities in Burma, and a $100 million inverse condemnation judgment against the City of San Diego.

We are proud of our reputation as dedicated advocates of the insurance industry.  Since the firm’s founding in 1979, we have defended insurers against the highest profile, most complex extra-contractual claims, neither losing our focus nor subtly pricing ourselves out of the market. Rather, we have embraced the opportunity to further develop and deepen our contacts in the insurance arena.

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