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G. David Godwin, Carroll Burdick & McDonough, LLP, San Francisco, CA, won a $3.5 Million Trial Verdict for National Fire Insurance Company. The case involved a dispute over sums National Fire Insurance Company paid in connection with one of the largest outbreaks of Hepatitis A in the US. The outbreak originated at a Chi Chi’s restaurant in Pennsylvania. National Fire was the primary insurer for a distributor of the alleged HAV-tainted fresh produce to the restaurant. National Fire sought recovery against an excess insurer under a “tender agreement” between the two companies. The Ventura County Superior Court convened a jury trial to decide between the parties’ differing interpretations of their agreement. After hearing extensive evidence over two weeks about the formation of the tender agreement and the parties’ actions in connection with it, the jury sided with National Fire.

Congratulations, David!


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