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Pugh, Jones & Johnson is pleased to announce that our commercial litigation trial team, led by Walter Jones and comprised of Jorge Cazares and Jonathan Cifonelli, received a favorable verdict on May 16, 2016 in the matter Lexington Insurance Company v. Horace Mann Insurance Company, which was tried in the United States District Court.
The plaintiff/third-party plaintiff Horace Mann had accused third-party defendant Aon Risk Insurance Services West, Inc. of professional negligence in providing notice to the carrier and in the handling of an insurance claim with Horace Mann’s insurer Lexington.
After all sides rested and before closing arguments, the Hon. Charles R. Norgle dismissed the jury and granted Aon’s and Lexington’s motions for judgment as a matter of law against Horace Mann. The court found that Aon did not act negligently in the performance of its duties and was not liable for any losses attributed to Horace Mann’s failure to timely report its loss in connection with the Burley Litigation to Lexington.