Another house fire victim denied any coverage from her homeowners' insurance because of prior inconsistent statements
Allstate managed to persuade 5 of 7 jurors that its insured had made a material misrepresentation in the aftermath of a home fire that was litigated in Robinson v. Allstate Prop. & Cas. Robinson, the home-owner, appealed, arguing that Allstate's attorney had attacked her character with irrelevant issues and tainted the jury's analysis of the case. The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict and affirmed the holding. It concluded that because of inconsistencies in her statements and testimony, Robinson was not entitled to collect any damages from the homeowners insurance that she had purchased.