Reversal of adverse jury verdict in insurance bad-faith case

Hollander v. XL America Group (Cal. Ct. App., June 16, 2022).

XL denied the plaintiff’s claim for damages to insured paintings. The jury awarded the plaintiff only $18,000 based on the trial court’s faulty instructions on what the insurance policy required the policyholder to do. The case has been remanded for a new trial on the bad-faith claim.