Utah law firm claims insurance companies owe money for services provided

By Robbie Hargett | Jan 15, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – A Utah law firm is suing two insurance companies over claims they refuse to pay for legal services rendered.

Snow, Christensen & Martineau (SCM) filed a lawsuit Jan. 7 in the Central Division of the District of Utah against National General Insurance Co. (NGIC) and National General Assurance Co. (NGAC), alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

In April 2010, the suit states, Donna Kilgore, who was covered by an automobile insurance policy issued by NGIC and underwritten by NGAC, was in a car accident in St. George, Utah.

An individual involved in the accident then brought a personal injury lawsuit against Kilgore, and, because she was covered by the NGIC policy, the defendants were obligated to defend and indemnify her, the suit states.

After Kilgore's original attorney retired in November 2014, SCM attorneys ended up representing Kilgore through September, when the case was resolved through a favorable settlement, according to the suit.

However, the suit claims, the defendants have failed or refused to pay SCM for its services and costs incurred while defending Kilgore.

SCM seeks damages, interests, attorney fees and costs of the suit. The plaintiff is represented by attorneys Andrew M. Morse and Nathanael J. Mitchell of Snow, Christensen & Martineau in Salt Lake City.

Central Division of the District of Utah Case number 2:16-CV-00021-DBP

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