Ehrlich Law Firm handling $2 million appeal in bad-faith action against homeowner’s insurer

California Appeals

Ehrlich Law Firm handling $2 million appeal in bad-faith action against homeowner’s insurer


March 2006

California Wild Fire Insurance Claim AppealsShernoff, Bidart & Darras, LLP has retained the Ehrlich Law Firm to handle post-trial motions and to defend a $2 million judgment on appeal in a bad-faith case arising out of the manner in which a homeowner’s insurer handled it’s policyholders’ claim after the October 2003 wildfires destroyed their home.


Written advocacy in the trial court

While we enjoy appellate work and welcome any chance to handle an appeal, all too often we see that if we had been brought into a matter while the case was still pending in the trial court – particularly to oppose a summary-judgment motion – we could have avoided the need for an appeal and set the case in motion to settle. People need lawyers because the law is complex. Busy plaintiffs’ lawyers need our help for this same reason.

We can help you sort out the legal obstacles you must overcome in order to win your case, and prepare a powerful opposition to the following motions:

  • Motions under Daubert and Kuhmo Tires to exclude expert testimony;
  • Motions in limine;
  • Post-trial motions, such as motions for new trial, or JNOV;
  • Motions to compel arbitration; and
  • Where an insurer has refused to defend its policyholder in litigation brought by a third party;
  • Motions to quash for lack of personal jurisdiction

We can also prepare affirmative motions that can increase your chances to prevail, such as motions for summary-adjudication of issues; motions in limine, or motions to remand cases removed from state court to federal court.

We can defend favorable verdicts and attack unfavorable ones. We can draft writ petitions to seek appellate review of a devastating – but unappealable – trial court ruling, or respond to petitions filed by an opponent. We are experienced in seeking reversals in cases where the defendant has prevailed on summary judgment.

Contact our law offices to learn more about our services for attorneys.