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Date: 09-27-2000

Case Style: Price v. Mid-Continent Casualty Company

Case Number: CJ-96-152

Judge: Joe Vassar

Court: District Court, Creek County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Mike Jones, Bristow, Oklahoma

Defendant's Attorney: John A. Gladd of Gladd, Smith & Harris, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Description: Beach of contract - insurance - bad faith - Plaintiff claimed that defendant, Mid-Continent Casualty, failed to properly evaluate plaintiff's claim to determine the complete extent of her injuries or damages and never placed a total monetory damage value on the claim. When the tortfeasore's liability carrier offered its $10,000 policy limits, defendant claimed that it rather than plaintiff would be entitled to the settlement if defendant paid its uninsured motorist coverage of a subrogation theory.

Defendant claimed that it relied upon advise of its counsel Richard Gibbon.

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $60,000 in compensatory damages and $500,000 in punitive damages.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: None

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