$925,000 settlement in Breach of Insurance Contract case
BREACH OF CONTRACT INSURANCE
Injuries alleged: Refusal to pay property damages and business interruption
Name of case: DSC, Ltd v. American Manufacturer’s Mutual Ins. Co.
Court/case no.: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, #98-72283
Name of judge: Patrick Duggan
Jury demand: Yes
Amount of settlement: $925,000
Date: Jan. 7, 1999
Attorneys for the plaintiff: E. Powell Miller, Andrew J. Dillon and Marc L. Newman
Attorney for the defendant: Withheld
Name/city of most helpful experts: Harold V. Meyer, CPA, Darien, Ill
Other useful information: Both sides accepted the mediation evaluation. The defendant made no offer to settle the claim prior to mediation. The case involved an accident to the bloomer at the hot mill of a steel manufacturing plant.