Younan v. Equifax Inc – Case Brief Summary (California)

In Younan v. Equifax Inc. (1980) 111 Cal.App.3d 498, the Court of Appeal held that the insured sufficiently pled outrageous conduct where he alleged that his disability insurer required him to take a medical examination, but instead of sending him to a medical doctor, sent him to several psychological clinicians, one of whom omitted the results of certain tests in his report. (Id. at pp. 503-505.)

After receiving the false report, the insurer denied the insured's claim for disability benefits (id. at p. 506), which denial occurred at a time when he was unable to earn a living to support himself and his family. (Id. at p. 504.)