Fire Insurance Exchange

Adamo v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2013) 219 Cal.App.4th 1286

Court of Appeal affirms judgment for GMSR’s insurance carrier client in a coverage dispute involving “other structures.”

Peralda v. Fire Insurance Exchange (Sept. 22, 2008, B198663) 2008 WL 4292675 [nonpublished opinion]

Plaintiff insureds sued GMSR’s client, claiming a bad faith denial of their fire loss claim. The carrier denied coverage because the insured admitted to providing inaccurate information and refused to answer other questions concerning their claim. During the course of the investigation, the carrier learned

Edwards v. Fire Insurance Exchange (Mar. 24, 2008, D050041) 2008 WL 762096 [nonpublished opinion]

Claim for insurance benefits by purported assignee of policy

Lyons v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2008) 161 Cal.App.4th 880

A former professional baseball player and sometime network announcer made advances in a hotel hallway to a woman who had been flirting with him. He pulled her aside in order to do so. When she sued, he sought a defense under his homeowner’s policy, claiming

Perez v. Fire Ins. Exchange (Nov. 30, 2005, F043931) 2005 WL 3193848 [nonpublished opinion]

Reduction of $25 million punitive damage award to $711,000 in insurance bad faith judgment in farm tractor accident

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Whether on appeal, assisting trial counsel, or advising government officials contemplating legislative action, GMSR provides unique insight into the complex laws that impact public entities.

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Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.

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GMSR offers corporate clients objective assessments on appeal, based on a deep understanding of the limitations and opportunities of appellate review.

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The firm’s lawyers are team players, collaborating with trial counsel at any level from legal strategy to writing or editing trial court motions and appellate briefs.

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GMSR vigorously advocates the rights of individual plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal appellate courts.

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As part of GMSR’s long-standing commitment to social justice and equality, GMSR provides pro bono appellate services to individuals and to community organizations on issues of concern.

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