Law Week Colorado recently featured the Colorado Trial Lawyer Association Case of the Year finalists including a case that Keating Wagner Polidori Free worked on last year. The lawsuit, Casper v. Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company, involved claims that the insurance company unreasonably denied the plantiff’s claim for insurance benefits on what was ultimately terminal cancer.
Keating Wagner’s Zach Warzel represented the plaintiff at the trial and then worked with co-counsel Nelson Waneka on the appeals including in the Colorado Supreme Court. The case began at the trial level in 2012 and got final word from the Colorado Supreme Court in spring 2018. The case clarifies years of confusion about the state’s bad faith insurance statute.