Congratulations to Mehr Fairbanks’ Partner, Elizabeth Thornsbury, on being selected to the 2024 Kentucky Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers!
Elizabeth is listed as a top rated Employee Benefits attorney in Lexington, Kentucky. Selections are determined on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement on an annual, state-by-state basis. Being named to the Rising Stars list is a prestigious distinction that only the top 2.5% of attorneys receive.
Congratulations to Mehr Fairbanks’ Partner, Bartley Hagerman, for being selected as a National Trial Lawyer Top 40 Under 40 for Kentucky for 2024!
On June 15, 2023, Mehr Fairbanks obtained a favorable opinion from the Kentucky Supreme Court related to a more than $15 million trial verdict in Magoffin County that Mehr Fairbanks obtained for its clients in October 2018. Following the jury’s verdict, the case was appealed by the insurance company. With the most recent decision, the Kentucky Supreme Court reversed a decision on appeal by the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court held that Kentucky case law “should not be construed as requiring a final judicial determination of coverage prior to filing a third-party tort claim against an insurer.” Importantly, the Court held that “the longstanding requirements of Wittmer v. Jones” continues to apply in insurance bad faith claims.
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On April 21st, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued a unanimous opinion in favor of Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers’ client, the Greenville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The Court of Appeals opinion reverses and remands the Muhlenberg Circuit Court’s decision to enter summary judgment in favor of State Auto Property & Casualty Company. State Auto had issued an insurance policy to the church but when the church roof collapsed, State Auto denied the claim. The Court of Appeals ruled that there was in fact insurance coverage for the church’s loss under the State Auto policy.
Mehr Fairbanks partner Bartley Hagerman wrote the briefs and argued the case before the Court of Appeals.
Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers obtains a $5,750,000 settlement in a bad faith case against an insurer!
Mehr Fairbanks’ Partner, Elizabeth A. Thornsbury, has been nominated and accepted as a Member of the 2023 Lawyers of Distinction! Lawyers of Distinction Members are selected based upon a review and vetting process by a Selection Committee using factors to recognize the nominee’s achievements and peer recognition.
Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers has been selected as one of the Best Litigation Attorneys in Lexington for 2022 by Expertise.com!
Expertise.com finds and reviews the top service professionals in over 200 industries across the U.S. According to their website, they research more than 60,000 businesses to help customers find the best-qualified professional for their needs.
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Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers has obtained a $475,000 settlement in a bad faith case against an insurer.
Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers has obtained a $400,000 settlement in a bad faith case against an insurer.
Call our firm today for a free consultation if you believe that you have a bad faith insurance claim!