Linda Camarillo; Charles Camarillo, Plaintiffs-appellants, v. Allstate Insurance Company; Louis H. Abramson, Defendants-appellees, 133 F.3d 925 (9th Cir. 1997)Annotate this Case
Before: SCHROEDER and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges, and WHYTE,** District Judge.
Linda and Charles Camarillo appeal the district court's summary judgment, pursuant to Rule !56, Fed. R. Civ. P., in favor of Allstate Insurance Company on the Camarillos' claim for breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in handling the Camarillos' claim for homeowners' insurance benefits after the Northridge earthquake.
We have carefully reviewed the record and the contentions of the parties, and conclude that there was no genuine issue of material fact as to whether Allstate unreasonably delayed or withheld benefits on the Camarillos' claims. Rather, the record reflects that the company followed the terms of the policy and; Allstate has justified its conduct between the time of the earthquake and the eventual settlement. The implied covenant was not bleached.
Appellants have not shown that they suffered any prejudice as a result of the district court's handling of Allstate's Motion for Summary Judgment.