Two insurers face suit in Utah over breach of contract

A Utah law firm is alleging two insurance companies violated contract and unjust enrichment over refusal to pay for legal services rendered

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

Snow, Christensen & Martineau (SCM), a law firm based in Utah, filed a lawsuit Jan. 7 in the Central Division of the District of Utah charging National General Insurance Co. (NGIC) and National General Assurance Co. (NGAC) for alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

According to the suit, Donna Kilgore—covered by an auto policy issued by NGIC and underwritten by NGAC—was involved in a car accident in St. George, Utah back in 2014. An individual who was also involved in the accident then filed a personal injury lawsuit against Kilgore. Since she was covered by NGIC’s policy, the defendants were obligated to defend and reimburse her.

The suit went on to state that after Kilgore’s original attorney retired November 2014, SCM attorneys were brought in to represent her through September. The case was resolved through a favorable settlement, but the defendants allegedly failed to pay SCM for its services.

SCM is pursuing damages, interests, attorney fees and costs of the suit. Attorneys Andrew M. Morse and Nathanael J. Mitchell of SCM will represent the plaintiffs.

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