January 7, 2016

Court of Appeal orders partial publication of punitive damages case, but leaves punitive damages discussion unpublished (Vardanyan v. AMCO Insurance)

Last month we reported on the California Court of Appeal's unpublished decision in Vardanyan v. AMCO Insurance, which reinstated a plaintiff's claim for insurance bad faith but affirmed the trial court's order granting a directed verdict on the plaintiff's claim for punitive damages.  Today that court issued an order certifying part of the opinion for publication, but the published portion does not include the discussion of the directed verdict on punitive damages.