Docket No. 21540.

150 Cal.App.3d 610 (1984)

197 Cal. Rptr. 878

DORIS B. MOORE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. AMERICAN UNITED LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District.

January 9, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Long & Levit, John B. Hook, Marsha L. Morrow, Betty C. Bullock, Rogers, Joseph, O'Donnell & Quinn, Joseph W. Rogers, Jr., and Nance F. Becker for Defendant and Appellant.

Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May, Peter W. Davis and James C. Martin as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.

Panattoni, Westley, Farrell & Fraulob and Thomas C. Westley for Plaintiff and Respondent.

[Opinion certified for partial publication.*]



Plaintiff, Doris B. Moore, sued defendant American United Life Insurance Company (AUL) for breach of a contract to provide disability benefits and "bad faith" denial of benefits. After 40 days of trial, a jury awarded plaintiff $30,000 compensatory damages and $2.5 million punitive damages...

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