Henry and June and the Topic of State Farm’s Cancerous Claims Handling: A Kuehn v State Farm Update (Updated)

Far from the claims handling equivalent of this literary masterpiece, the case of Kuehn v State Farm has more twists, turns and legal perversions than Anaïs Nin’s book on the writing of that literary masterpiece.  We’ve presented this case on Slabbed in part to highlight the bad faith methods State Farm, with the help of the Mississippi … Continue reading “Henry and June and the Topic of State Farm’s Cancerous Claims Handling: A Kuehn v State Farm Update (Updated)”

Kuehn v State Farm: From a simple ass to an ass-clown. Team State Farm sets new lows courtesy of the insurance defense bar.

Nowdy has been doing yeoman’s work keeping Slabbed stocked with material in my absence but when she emailed me the recent case activity in Kuehn v State Farm I knew it was time to get back into the game. To bring everyone up to speed I highly recommend Nowdy’s two previous posts on this case which … Continue reading “Kuehn v State Farm: From a simple ass to an ass-clown. Team State Farm sets new lows courtesy of the insurance defense bar.”

Double Trouble Doubled Down – Kuehn v State Farm

Remember the Kuehn’s of Double Trouble Kuehn v State Farm? On February 28, 2008, the appraisal process concluded, and the umpire and the parties’ appraisers signed an Award setting forth the appraisal amount of $174,811.80…counsel for State Farm Fire told the appraisers and the umpire that the Award did not specify which part was for … Continue reading “Double Trouble Doubled Down – Kuehn v State Farm”

Double Trouble – Kuehn v State Farm

Imagine having to file not one, but two, lawsuits against your insurer in an attempt to resolve your Katrina damage claim!  That’s exactly the situation facing Henry and June Kuehn – a couple with by far the most interesting case in the small sample I selected at random from the approximately 200 insurance cases in … Continue reading “Double Trouble – Kuehn v State Farm”

Kuehns put State Farm's foot in the other shoe with Motion to Enforce Settlement

At this point in Katrina litigation, it takes a long memory or short search to come up with enough background  to give context to recent developments in a case such as Kuehn v State Farm. Henry and June Kuehn were among the hundreds of policyholders who attempted to resolve their claim right up to the … Continue reading “Kuehns put State Farm's foot in the other shoe with Motion to Enforce Settlement”

Well here is another nice mess you’ve gotten me into Part Deux: Judge Senter lowers the boom on the topic of State Farm’s cancerous Katrina claims handling. Slabbed Congratulates Henry and June Kuehn

I suspect the appraisal panel for Henry and June Kuehn must be feeling good that the product of their honest day’s work was affirmed in total, especially State Farm’s boogey man Lewis O’Leary. Judge Senter doesn’t seem amused by the jackassery of State Farm’s Oxford Mississippi based lawyers Scot Spragins and Lucky Tucker of Hickman, … Continue reading “Well here is another nice mess you’ve gotten me into Part Deux: Judge Senter lowers the boom on the topic of State Farm’s cancerous Katrina claims handling. Slabbed Congratulates Henry and June Kuehn”

And to think Eric Paulsen had an insurance case against State Farm we somehow missed….

This pleading came to me captioned Gates – Best Pleading Ever and in a strange slabbed sort of way it is as we find an example of a plaintiffs lawyer doing some of the sleazy things we’ve come to expect from State Farm lawyers like our old friend Scot Spragins of Kuehn infamy. Best of all it allows … Continue reading “And to think Eric Paulsen had an insurance case against State Farm we somehow missed….”

Scrooges and Stooges – State Farm attorneys pack the sleigh!

More rapid than eagles these coursers they came Scrooges and Stooges that went straight to work Filling stockings with motions and giving justice a jerk! Katrina insurance litigation is beginning to not look at lot like Christmas – even when State Farm slips in a check.  Take Kuehn v State Farm, for example.  Anita Lee … Continue reading “Scrooges and Stooges – State Farm attorneys pack the sleigh!”

If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything – Plaintiffs’ growing opposition to State Farm Protective Orders

State Farm’s mere assertion that certain information constitutes “trade secrets” does NOT mean that such information should “necessarily” be protected.  There is no absolute privilege or protection with respect to such matters, however…State Farm has not right to an automatic protection from the public being granted access to evidence of its misconduct in the arena … Continue reading “If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything – Plaintiffs’ growing opposition to State Farm Protective Orders”

Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into – Kuehn files Motion in limine to exclude Spragins and Tucker

Plaintiffs would show that any testimony that may be offered by Defendant’s counsel, H. Scot Spragins or Lawrence J. Tucker, should be prohibited and/or excluded. State Farm previously stated…that “State Farm’s counsel is not the only source of the information Plaintiffs seek. Moreover, any information they possesses [sic] is not relevant or crucial to the … Continue reading “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into – Kuehn files Motion in limine to exclude Spragins and Tucker”