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Insurance Cost Victory Sets Important Precedent

Following a jury defense victory obtained by Brownson Norby, PLLC for its client Selective Insurance Company in a property damage fraud case, Selective Insurance Company, as the prevailing party, was awarded its costs and disbursements against the plaintiff. In the case of Reza Shakibi v. Selective Insurance Company of South Carolina, venued in the Dakota County, Minnesota, District Court, the plaintiff Reza Shakibi attempted to avoid payment of those Court-awarded costs by offering to purchase trial exhibits from Selective. When that offer was, declined, Shakibi contended that the offer entitled him to a Satisfaction of Judgment pursuant to Minnesota Statute sec. 548.14. This novel effort is of a pattern attempting to impair the ability of insurers to dispute frivolous insurance claims in Minnesota.

In an Order dated March 7, 2014, District Judge Mary J. Theisen ruled in favor of Selective, upholding its efforts to enforce its judgment. The case was handled for Selective by Brownson Norby, PLLC attorney Kristi K. Brownson.

Selective Insurance Company Order

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