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Thursday, July 4, 1991
Home Edition
Section: Business
Page: D-2


By: From Times Staff and Wire Reports

$62-Million Jury Award: An Orange County jury awarded $62 million
to a Cypress engineering firm whose insurance company failed to honor a
liability claim. The jury found Truck Insurance Exchange and its parent,
Farmers Insurance Co., guilty of "malice, fraud and oppression," toward
Marmac, its founder and four stockholders. The award consisted of about
$1 million in compensatory damages and more than $60 million in punitive
damages. The huge award, which observers said will undoubtably be
challenged, is one of the largest judgments in Orange County.

Type of Material: News Brief


Copyright (c) 1991 Times Mirror Company


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