Early Sullivan Lawyers Successfully Defend First American Title Insurance In $26 Million Bad Faith and Breach of Contract Case Following 3 Week Arbitration

On June 25, 2013, after more than a year of hard fought litigation and a 3 week trial, a Panel of 3 arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association denied a wealthy plaintiff’s claims for breach of contract and bad faith against Early Sullivan client, First American Title Insurance Company, stemming from a dispute involving the most exclusive personal residence in Maui, Hawaii.  On August 8, 2013, the Arbitration Panel’s Award was confirmed by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, in the case captioned First American Title Insurance Co. v. Lochland Holdings LLC (USDC C.D.Cal., Case No. 11-01861) (AAA Case No. 72 159 Y 00274 11).  The case, handled by Early Sullivan attorneys Eric Early, Scott Gizer, Peter Scott and Amy Beverlin, was first reported in the title insurance industry’s premier publication, The Legal Description.  A full copy of the article describing the case can be found by clicking the PDF icon on the right.