Cedillo v. Farmers Insurance Co of IdahoAnnotate this Case
This appeal stems from an arbitration decision regarding Peggy Cedillo's underinsured motorist insurance policy with Farmers Insurance Company of Idaho, and damages for injuries she suffered in a motorcycle accident. After the arbitrator issued his final award, Farmers provided the arbitrator evidence that Farmers had already paid Cedillo the total amount of remaining damages. The arbitrator adjusted the award by subtracting Farmers' payment from the prejudgment interest Farmers owed Cedillo. The district court confirmed the arbitrator's amended award and awarded Cedillo attorney fees. On appeal, Farmers argued the district court should have modified the award because the arbitrator miscalculated prejudgment interest by applying Farmers' payment to the interest award. Farmers also argued numerous grounds that Cedillo was not entitled to attorney fees. Finding no reversible error, the Supreme Court affirmed.