MADISON — The
Wisconsin Supreme Court has reduced a $1 million damage award
against a title insurance company in a Door County property
The case centers
on whether Robert and Judith Kimble had an easement giving them
highway access from their lakefront property. They failed to sell
the land in 2008 because they couldn't resolve the dispute.
They sued their
title insurance company, First American, in 2009 alleging the
company failed to defend the title. They ultimately sold their
interest in the title to adjoining property owners John and Jane
Stevenson, who won a $1.03 million in damages.
The Supreme Court
ruled 4-2 Tuesday the award was excessive and reduced it to
attorney, David Weber, says he believes the award was just but
respects the court's ruling.