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I Comunale v. Traders & Gen. Ins. Co ., 50 cal. 2d 654 (1958) the insurance company wrongly refused to defend its insured who had been sued in the underlying measure for damages as a result of a car accident. It also refused to terminate the suit after receiving an offer of conciliation for about 25 percent of the final judgment received against its insured. The refusal resulted in an excessive judgment against its insured. In the subsequent incredible action, the insurer is held liable for the entire judgment, including exceeding limits and other damages. This was obviously a recovery outside the contract, as the insurer during a straightforward breach of contract would only have been liable for the sum insured.
Critz v. Farmers Ins. Group
In this case, the Court held that an erroneous refusal to reside was expressly rejected only in the agreement. The court stated that the insurer must determine the insured's interest at least as much as his own in order to determine whether a settlement offer is to be accepted. When there is a great risk of excessive assessment, good faith requires that an offer be accepted within the policy limits.
Crisci v. Security Ins. Co.
I Crisci v. Security Ins. Co., 66 Cal. 2d 425, 58 cal. Rptr. 13 (1967), Crisci, an underinsured landlady, was sued by a tenant who fell down a flight of stairs. Her liability policy had a limit of $ 10,000, which was 25% of the $ 40,000 in damages. Prior to the trial, however, the tenant's demands were significantly reduced and he expressed a willingness to resolve the matter to $ 10,000. Despite strong evidence of both liability and significant damages, the responding insurance company refused to settle for more than $ 3,000. A final offer of $ 9,000, of which Crisci agreed to pay $ 2,500, was also rejected. After a jury trial in the underlying measure, the tenant received a judgment of $ 100,000, of which the insurance company paid the insurance limit of $ 10,000. Crisci could not pay the remaining $ 90,000 and was unhappy. , insurance cheating and insurance fraud almost
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