No. B234271.

219 Cal.App.4th 188 (2013)

161 Cal. Rptr. 3d 629

THOMAS NICKERSON, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. STONEBRIDGE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Three.

August 29, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley , William M. Shernoff , Howard S. Shernoff , Travis M. Corby ; The Ehrlich Law Firm and Jeffrey Isaac Ehrlich for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Baute Crochetiere & Wang, David P. Crochetiere , Henry C. Wang ; Reed Smith and Margaret A. Grignon for Defendant and Appellant.

Amy Bach ; Knapp & Roberts and David L. Abney for United Policyholders as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.




The sole issue raised by both parties to this appeal concerns the punitive damage award, specifically, whether the trial court's remittitur of that award from $19 million to $350,000 based on a ratio of punitive to compensatory damages of 10 to one comports with due process. Thomas Nickerson sued Stonebridge Life Insurance Company (Stonebridge) challenging the insurer's partial denial of his...

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