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Date: 03-26-2024

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Wesley Neill Black, DDS, P.C. v. Hanover American Insurance Company

Case Number: 4:20-cv-00632

Judge: John W. Broomes

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Jennifer A. Bruner Soltani - 405-694-4356; Phillip Ogden Watts - 405-239-2177; Shawn D. Fulkerson

Defendant's Attorney: Hunter Keith Bailey, Michael Lee Carr

Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma insurance law lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sued on a bad faith breach of insurance contract theory.

Black operated a dental office in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, and employed an office manager who had allegedly engaged in extensive employee theft, misappropriation of funds, and fraud.

The Defendant, Hanover American Insurance Company (“Hanover”) issued a policy of insurance to Black; Black asserts a claim under the Hanover Policy for damages, including lost income, conversion of funds and assets, as well as other alleged expenses and costs. Black alleges the Hanover Policy contains “additional property coverages and extensions, ” including coverage, for “Employee Theft, and ERISA Compliance along with protection for various business interruptions and claims arising from the use or misuse of computers. Black alleges it reported this claim to Hanover on or about July 31, 2018, and also alleges that Hanover offered to make a payment during December, 2018.

Outcome: 03/26/2024 101 ORDER by Judge John W Broomes (MEMORANDUM AND) ; denying 72 Motion to Exclude; granting 75 Motion for Summary Judgment; denying 86 Motion in Limine; denying 87 Motion in Limine; denying 88 Motion in Limine (Re: 72 MOTION to Exclude Testimony of Plaintiff's Profferred Expert, Richard N. Cary , 75 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 86 First MOTION in Limine , 87 Second MOTION in Limine , 88 Third MOTION in Limine ) (crp, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 03/26/2024)
03/26/2024 102 JUDGMENT by Judge John W Broomes , entering judgment in favor of Defendant against Plaintiff (terminates case) (crp, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 03/26/2024)
03/26/2024 ***Civil Case Terminated (see document number 102 ) (dla, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 03/27/2024)

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