Gray•Duffy successfully negotiates settlement and dismissal of a subrogation/personal injury lawsuit before it was necessary to enter an appearance on behalf of the client.

January 2017

Overview

Rene M. Faucher of Gray•Duffy successfully reached a settlement with a plaintiff and a defendant who sued the client for indemnity, before it was necessary to enter an appearance on behalf of the client.

Discussion

State Farm v. Ledbetter

On April 27, 2016, plaintiff, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance sued Louis Ledbetter for reimbursement paid to State Farm’s insured for claims arising out of an automobile accident. On June 29, 2016, Louis Ledbetter filed a Cross Complaint against Helen Josephine Thorin for Comparative Indemnity, Contribution and Declaratory Relief. Gray•Duffy was retained to represent the interests of Ms. Thorin.

Before it was necessary for an appearance or the filing of any documents in court by Ms. Thorin, Mr. Faucher successfully negotiated a resolution to the entire litigation. On about January 4, 2017, releases were executed and dismissals, with prejudice, were signed by State Farm and Mr. Ledbetter.

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