Perry Law Firm Wins Defense Verdict in Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Claims Case


Perry Law P.C. attorneys Meloney Perry and Stacy Thompson win a defense verdict before Judge Christine Arguello in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Plaintiff Desizlets filed a lawsuit against his insurance company, GEICO, after it refused to provide insurance coverage because Desizlets failed to make his insurance premium payment prior to his 2013 motor vehicle accident. Desizlets originally sued for breach of contract, common law bad faith breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act and statutory bad faith, but later removed two claims because he was unable to prove them. 

During the trial, Judge Arguello dismissed claims for common law bad faith, statutory bad faith and violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act at the defense’s request, which allowed the Perry Law attorneys to present their case in less than five hours and shorten the trial by two days. The jury took less than two hours to deliberate and return a defense verdict on the breach of contract claim.

 

The case is Brian R. Desizlets v. GEICO Casualty Company, Case No. 1:17-cv-00031-CMA-NYW.