“90210” star Shannen Doherty is being trashed by a judge who says he will not tolerate her behavior in an ongoing legal battle.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the actress was scolded in the ongoing battle with her insurance company over damage to her Malibu mansion.
Doherty sued State Farm accusing them of refusing to cover her claims relating to damage done by the Woolsey Fire. The insurance company denies all allegations of wrongdoing. The case is headed to trial in the near future.
State Farm recently accused Doherty of refusing to turn over medical records or allow them to inspect her home. They took issue with her husband and doctor refusing to be deposed. The insurance company asked the judge to step in and order Doherty to comply. The judge came back with his decision and sided with State Farm. He believed Doherty and her lawyers were playing dirty legal games. He wrote, “Such delaying tactics smack of gamesmanship.”
The order states, “The Court is dismayed that plaintiff and her counsel have not worked cooperatively and in good faith to accomplish the task of meeting and conferring with defendant in this action on these very basic deposition and site inspection scheduling issues.”
He added, “Plaintiff, who disclosed her husband and Dr. Piro as witnesses in her initial disclosures, and who is seeking additional compensation from State Farm for damage to her home and property resulting from a fire, should not be surprised that defendant decided to depose these witnesses and inspect that property, and is required to fully participate in the discovery process in this action that she initiated. The Court will not tolerate the gamesmanship engaged in by plaintiff and her counsel with respect to the aforementioned scheduling.”
The judge ordered the inspection of Doherty’s home will be completed by December 20. The depositions of Doherty’s doctor and husband are to be done by next month.