What are the basic facts of the Kirkwood v. CSAA case?

California civil litigation attorney and law professor Ivo Labar explains how an insurance company unfairly depreciated personal property.

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The basic facts of the Kirkwood v. CSAA case involved an insurance company here in California that was unfairly depreciating personal property in violation of the state insurance code. To put it in another way, when your home burned down and you lost all your clothing they would depreciate that in an excessive amount and give you a lesser payout, even if your clothes or other personal items were in perfect condition. Kerr & Wagstaffe, my firm, was appointed lead class action counsel in Kirkwood and that case resolved.