N. Am. Specialty Ins. Co. v. Britt Paulk Ins. Agency, Inc., No. 07-7115 - Contract Law - U.S. Tenth Circuit
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N. Am. Specialty Ins. Co. v. Britt Paulk Ins. Agency, Inc., No. 07-7115

In an action against two insurance companies claiming that they wrongfully caused plaintiff to settle a bad faith lawsuit brought against it by two insureds, judgment for plaintiff is affirmed where: 1) the parties' agreement required defendant to notify plaintiff of any demand made by the insureds, not just "new" ones; and 2) the district court did not abuse its discretion by excluding an expert's proposed testimony on insurance industry practice, because it would not assist the jury.

Read N. Am. Specialty Ins. Co. v. Britt Paulk Ins. Agency, Inc., No. 07-7115

Judges

Opinion by Judge Lucero

Counsel

For Appellant:

Eric Mareshie, Secrest, Hill & Butler, Tulsa, OK

James K. Secrest, II, Secrest, Hill & Butler, Tulsa, OK

For Appellee:

Joseph R. Farris, Feldman Franden Woodard & Farris, Tulsa, OK

Paula J. Quillin, Feldman Franden Woodard & Farris, Tulsa, OK