(Chicago – 9/14/2018) It took less than 1.5 hours for a Cook County jury to return a unanimous verdict tonight in favor of our clients against an insurance company for refusing to pay the full insurance policy coverage amount after their award winning 1970 Chevy Chevelle show car was stolen at a national car show. The spectacular car was valued at over $100,000. Over the course of five years, the insurance company never offered our clients one penny to settle the claim. After a four day jury trial, followed by a one day bench trial in which the court found that the insurance company acted in bad faith, the parties reached a confidential settlement on all issues.
Antonio DeBlasio represented the clients at trial against the insurance company. Mr. DeBlasio is the founding member of the DeBlasio & Gower law firm. He has been selected by Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation in 2008 and in each year from 2014 through 2021. Only 5% of attorneys receive this distinction. DeBlasio & Gower’s attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience representing businesses, individuals and estates in Illinois.
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