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Defense Verdict in Hail Damage Case

May 2015

Keith R. Olivera


In a recent victory for Keith Olivera, a rancher’s house was damaged by hail. The insurance company prepared an estimate to repair and replace windows on the house for about $12,000. The rancher wanted all the windows on his house replaced for about $60,000. The rancher filed a suit against the insurance company for breach of contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act and punitive damages. The court dismissed all the plaintiff’s claims except the breach of contact claim before the case went to the jury. The jury found that the insurance company did not breach its contract.

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