Smith Jadin Johnson’s attorneys are on the forefront of changing the law to protect policyholders’ rights. Here are just a few examples of times RSJ helped develop and create new law in the last couple of years:
Cedar Bluff v. American Family. RSJ wins a Minnesota Supreme Court case holding that insurance policies provide for a reasonable match between existing and replacement materials so homeowners can have their home restored to a uniform appearance.
Meeker v. IDS Property Casualty. RSJ wins a Minnesota Supreme Court case preventing insurance companies from avoiding liability on a procedural technicality.
St.Croix Trading Co. v. Regent Insurance. RSJ wins a Wisconsin Court of Appeals case overturning an improper appraisal award and mandating the scope of an insurance appraisal panel’s duties includes determining what caused the loss.
Walnut Creek v. Depositors. RSJ wins an Iowa Court of Appeals case confirming a $1.5 million dollar appraisal award and mandating that the scope of an insurance appraisal panel’s duties includes determining what caused the loss.
Poehler v. Cincinnati Insurance. RSJ wins a Minnesota Supreme Court case holding that insureds can recover interest on an appraisal award when the insurance company undervalues their claim.
At RSJ, we don’t just argue about the law, we help create it by pursuing difficult cases through the appellate system and setting precedential case law that protects policyholders.