On June 9, 2016, the California Supreme Court decided Nickerson v. Stonebridge Ins. Co., which I argued in April. The Court unanimously held that so-called “Brandt fees” in insurance bad-faith cases could be included in the calculation of punitive damages. Thanks to my co-counsel, Bill Shernoff, his team, and my son Clint Ehrlich, who helped me on the briefing. It’s an honor to be making new bad-faith law with Bill Shernoff.
The May 2016 issue of “Valley Lawyer” featured Jeff Ehrlich and four other successful lawyers practicing in the Valley who have argued in the U.S Supreme Court.
For information about Mr. Ehrlich’s SCOTUS victory, see UNUM Life Ins. Co. of America v. Ward, 526 U.S. 358 (1999).
Ehrlich Law Firm provides law-and-motion support for $28 million medical-malpractice verdict against Kaiser SBEB filed the complaint July 15, 2010 as an insurance bad faith case. DEFENSE COUNSEL Denise Taylor and Jennifer Scher of Taylor Blessey. ARBITRATION Motion to compel arbitration. Tentative ruling was against us but Mike overturned there tentative. They didn’t appeal. In order for an arbitration clause […]