Broker's Failure to Secure Media Policy Malpractice For Leisure World

(Expert) Farmer Publications Inc. (Clare Twedt) v. Tutton Ins. Co., CASC, County of Orange, Case No. 774812 A jury awarded $300,000.00 as compensatory and punitive damages in a suit against an insurance broker that failed to advise a publisher that the CGL policy it sold to the owner of a telephone directory for Leisure World excluded any coverage for conduct by a publisher and that free-standing media policies were available, which, if they had been procured, would have covered the policyholder for a subsequently asserted copyright infringement lawsuit.