Friedman | Rubin Sets Important Precedent for Arizona and Nation
The Arizona Court of Appeals issued a landmark decision today, agreeing with FR on every issue presented for review. The decision in Mendoza v. McDonald’s Corp., addresses important issues that arise in almost every bad faith case involving the delay or denial of a workers compensation claim. These issues include: 1) the scope of damages available; 2) implied waiver of privilege when defense counsel influence claims decisions; 3) respondeat superior liability of insurer for defense counsel misconduct; and 4) the preclusive effect given to compensability determinations made in administrative proceedings.
To see a copy of the Court of Appeals’ decision, click here.