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.

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    April 3, 2020

    We appreciate the dedicated first responders who are helping so bravely with the COVID-19 pandemic. Keller/Anderle is pleased to provide lunches to Costa Mesa police and fire departments through Dick Church’s Restaurant. Thank you first responders!

  • Reuben Camper Cahn admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
    March 20, 2020

    Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.

  • Government drops plans to use Costa Mesa facility as coronavirus quarantine site
    March 4, 2020

    Keller/Anderle’s successful application for a temporary restraining order led the state and federal governments to announce Friday they would abandon their plan to use the Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa to quarantine coronavirus patients. 

  • Keller/Anderle obtains temporary restraining order for City of Costa Mesa in coronavirus quarantine case
    February 24, 2020

    The action was to stop a possible plan by state and federal agencies to use the Fairview Developmental Center to house and quarantine people with the coronavirus. Jennifer Keller, an attorney for the city, said Friday evening that it is hard to reconcile how Fairview could be suitable for coronavirus quarantine when it had recently been deemed unfit for a homeless shelter without extensive improvements.