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Crisci v. Security Insurance Company of New Haven, Connecticut
Citation:66 Cal.2d 425, 58 Cal.Rptr. 13, 426 P.2d 173 (1967)
Rosina Crisci (Plaintiff) was sued after one of her tenants was injured by a broken wooden staircase. The Plaintiff’s insurance company, Security Insurance Company of New Haven, Connecticut (Defendant), refused to settle the claim for $9,000 and the jury subsequently found the Plaintiff liable for $101,000 in damages. The Plaintiff, who was now indigent and suffering in physical and mental health, sued the Defendant for failing to settle the matter.
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