Bello v. Merrimack Mutual Fire Insurance Co., — N.J. Super. – (App Div. 2012)
Practice Areas: First Party, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, Property Litigation
Our firm represented Merrimack Mutual Fire Insurance Company in this case where the Appellate Division denied our motion for a new trial. The Appellate Division held that the trial judge did not err in failing to dismiss Plaintiff’s bad faith claim , finding that there was sufficient evidence in the record for the jury to conclude that the insurer acted in bad faith when it denied Plaintiff’s claim for coverage for wind damage to a wall.
The Appellate Division also found that the judge’s award of counsel fees was proper in this case and declined to overturn any of her evidentiary rulings.