Bad Faith


When insurance companies wrongfully deny their policyholders a legitimate claim either for indemnity, damages or to provide a defense to a lawsuit, the policyholder may have a claim against the insurance company for acting in bad faith.  Bad faith claims can result in damages many times the policyholder’s actual loss and should be handled by experienced trial counsel.

We have represented both individuals and corporations as plaintiffs whose insurance carriers have refused to cover legitimate losses and claims. Sometimes these cases are settled before trial, but other times the insurance company must be forced to face a jury before a client can collect what is rightfully due.

We have also represented leading insurance companies that have been sued for denying illegitimate claims on insurance policies.  Sometimes these cases are dismissed before trial, but other times a jury must vindicate an insurance carrier’s denial of an illegitimate claim.

Our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases to jury verdict and have settled countless others, including bad faith lawsuits. We are prepared to litigate all types of significant cases involving the largest insurance companies and policyholders.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
  • MGA Entertainment et al vs. Hartford Insurance Group et al: A group of insurance carriers denied a defense to MGA Entertainment when the company was sued by Mattel for copyright infringement. MGA was owed a defense under various provisions of its policies. MGA incurred enormous attorneys’ fees (Mattel was said to have spent over $400 million on its own fees) and filed a bad faith claim alleging losses of hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Represented world’s leading financial services firm as an excess carrier.

Latest News

  • Jennifer Keller named to 2021 list of “The Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America”
    October 14, 2020

    Jennifer Keller, a nationally prominent trial attorney at Keller/Anderle LLP in Irvine, has been named to the 2021 Benchmark Litigation “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America,” an exclusive list of the top courtroom advocates  in the United States.   This is the 4th year in a row that Jennifer has been selected. 

  • Jennifer Keller selected as “Lawdragon Legend,” recognizing 10 years as top 500 lawyer nationwide
    October 2, 2020

    Jennifer Keller has been selected as a “Lawdragon Legend,” one of only 30 attorneys chosen nationwide in 2020 by Lawdragon.  Per Lawdragon, “Keller is hands-down one of the nation’s best trial lawyers – equally adept at litigating a plaintiff’s cause and defending companies against high-stakes claims.”

  • Jennifer Keller selected as “Top 100” lawyer in California for 13th time
    September 17, 2020

    Jennifer Keller has again been named to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals’ list of “The Top 100 Lawyers in California.”  This is her thirteenth appearance on the list.  There are over 220,000 attorneys in California, making Ms. Keller’s achievement that much more remarkable.  The award, one of the California legal profession’s most coveted, is given by the editors of the statewide lawyers’ newspapers “to honor those whose superior achievement and stellar results place them in a super-elite category.”

  • Keller/Anderle announcement: Six attorneys selected by Best Lawyers 2020-21
    August 20, 2020

    Congratulations to Jennifer L. Keller, Kay Anderle, Reuben Camper Cahn, Jesse Gessin, Chase Scolnick, and Shaun A. Hoting for being selected by Best Lawyers® 2020-21.