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6 12, 2022

Plaintiffs Alleging Brain Damage Must Submit to Independent Tests, Texas Supreme Ct. Rules

By | December 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Plaintiffs Alleging Brain Damage Must Submit to Independent Tests, Texas Supreme Ct. Rules

A family seeking $33 million in economic damages for alleged brain injuries caused by exposure to carbon monoxide must submit to a battery of neuropsychological tests by the defendant’s doctor, the Texas Supreme Court ruled. The high court on Friday …

6 12, 2022

Texas Court: Plaintiffs Alleging Brain Damage Must Submit to Independent Tests

By | December 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Texas Court: Plaintiffs Alleging Brain Damage Must Submit to Independent Tests

A family seeking $33 million in economic damages for alleged brain injuries caused by exposure to carbon monoxide must submit to a battery of neuropsychological tests by the defendant’s doctor, the Texas Supreme Court ruled. The high court on Friday …

7 12, 2022

Insurer Liable For COVID Shutdown of Tina Turner Play, N.Y. Appellate Court Rules

By | December 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Insurer Liable For COVID Shutdown of Tina Turner Play, N.Y. Appellate Court Rules

Producers of a Broadway play based on the life of pop star Tina Turner, which was shut down because of COVID-19, may pursue its business-business-interruption claim despite a communicable disease exclusion in the policy, a New York appellate court ruled. …

29 11, 2022

Illinois Supreme Court: Tenants not Covered by Landlord’s Insurance Policy

By | November 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Illinois Supreme Court: Tenants not Covered by Landlord’s Insurance Policy

An insurer has no duty to defend the tenants of an insured property against a third-party negligence contribution claim, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a unanimous decision, the state high court reversed the Third District Appellate Court and …

23 11, 2022

Louisiana Court to Hear Appeal of Rare Policyholder Victory in COVID Claim

By | November 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Louisiana Court to Hear Appeal of Rare Policyholder Victory in COVID Claim

The Louisiana Supreme Court has agreed to review an appellate court decision that found the COVID virus caused a direct physical loss that was covered by insurance. The Louisiana high court announced Tuesday that it will take up an appeal …

7 11, 2022

Ruling Exposes Gov’t to $1.6B In Damages Because of Hurricane Harvey Flooding

By | November 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ruling Exposes Gov’t to $1.6B In Damages Because of Hurricane Harvey Flooding

A federal court in late October found the US government liable for $455,000 in damages to six claimants whose homes were flooded by water backed up behind two dams near Houston during Hurricane Harvey — but that’s just for starters. …

3 11, 2022

Driver Can Stack Uninsured Motorist Coverage, South Carolina High Court Says

By | November 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Driver Can Stack Uninsured Motorist Coverage, South Carolina High Court Says

A woman who was injured in a crash while driving a rental car provided by an auto insurer may collect uninsured motorist benefits from more than one policy, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. In a 3-2 decision, the …

6 10, 2022

Amended Complaint: Texas Public Adjuster Losses Nearly $8 Million

By | October 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Amended Complaint: Texas Public Adjuster Losses Nearly $8 Million

A public adjuster who is accused of pocketing insurance payouts intended for policyholders took a total of $7.9 million from 14 customers, including four churches, according to an amended complaint filed by the Texas Department of Insurance. The Texas State …

8 09, 2022

Ohio Court: $101 Million Lead Paint Abatement Covered by Lloyd’s Policy

By | September 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ohio Court: $101 Million Lead Paint Abatement Covered by Lloyd’s Policy

A court order that requires Sherwin-Williams Co. to pay $101 million into a lead paint abatement fund amounts to “damages” that are recoverable through a Lloyd’s of London insurance policy, an Ohio appellate court ruled last week. The Eighth Appellate …

7 09, 2022

Jury Awards $48.5M to Baylor Medical College for COVID Business-Interruption Claim

By | September 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jury Awards $48.5M to Baylor Medical College for COVID Business-Interruption Claim

A Texas jury awarded the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston $48,529,961 for damages caused by COVID-19 in what appears to be the first jury verdict in a lawsuit that sought insurance coverage for lost business income and other damages …