Insurer Owes Car Dealership $4.3M Over Ex-Employee's Suit

By Daniel Siegal (May 29, 2019, 9:36 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal jury has awarded an East Coast car dealership chain $4.3 million in its dispute with insurer Universal Underwriters Insurance Co. over the latter's failure to defend the dealership from a lawsuit brought by the daughter of one of the owners who alleged she was denied a promised share in the company.

Following a three-day trial, the Greenbelt jury on May 24 sided with plaintiffs John Darvish Sr., John Darvish Jr., Jamshyd Darvish and Mariam Inc., the owners of the Darcars group of dealerships. The jury awarded them $4.28 million, the full amount they sought, according to their attorney...

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