Williams v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Am., No. FSTCV126016414S, 2015 WL 7421784 (Conn. Super. Ct. Oct. 28, 2015). Judge Charles T. Lee
In this bad faith and unfair insurance practices case against Safeco Insurance, a Liberty Mutual member company, Biller, Sachs, Zito & LeMoult obtained a decision on a motion in limine that established three principles in determining the admissibility of prior suits and insurance commissioner complaints proffered to prove unfair insurance practices. The prior claims must (1) involve the same or similar practices, (2) affect other insureds, and (3) comply with the rules of evidence. This landmark decision established a threshold for the admission of evidence offered to substantiate a CUIPA / CUTPA claim. This case resulted in a very favorable and confidential settlement to our clients during the presentation of evidence at trial.