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27 04, 2021

Texas Policyholder Who Paid Part of Settlement May Seek Recovery From Insurer

By | April 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Texas Policyholder Who Paid Part of Settlement May Seek Recovery From Insurer

A woman who chipped in $100,000 toward a settlement after a car crash can sue her insurer to seek recovery of that cost, but cannot seek damages in excess of the policy limits for negligent failure to settle because there …

17 04, 2021

Traffic Returning to Roadways, But Claims Patterns May Shift Permanently

By | April 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Traffic Returning to Roadways, But Claims Patterns May Shift Permanently

The number of cars on US roadways is returning to normal as states ease COVID-19 restrictions, but that doesn’t necessarily mean claims frequency and severity will return to historic patterns. Metromile, a San Francisco-based pay-as-you-go auto insurer, expects a permanent …

15 04, 2021

N.J. Supreme Court Upholds Order to Reimburse Workers’ Comp Claimant for Marijuana

By | April 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on N.J. Supreme Court Upholds Order to Reimburse Workers’ Comp Claimant for Marijuana

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a construction company to reimburse a workers’ compensation claimant for marijuana that was prescribed to relieve his back pain caused by a work injury. The high court rejected M&K Construction’s argument that …

14 04, 2021

Texas Supreme Court Sides with Insure on Mold-Related Policy Changes

By | April 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Texas Supreme Court Sides with Insure on Mold-Related Policy Changes

The Texas Supreme Court on April 9 reversed lower court rulings and found that Farmers Insurance was within its rights when it decided 19 years ago not to renew homeowners’ policies that it feared would have forced it to cover …

14 04, 2021

Court Orders Chubb Subsidiary to Pay for Merchandise Lost in Warehouse Bankruptcy

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Chubb’s Federal Insurance Co. must pay more than $2 million to a fabric company that lost 22 trailer loads of merchandise when the Mississippi warehouse company that stored it, filed for bankruptcy, sold the goods and pocketed the proceeds. A …

13 04, 2021

Texas Supreme Ruling Favors Insurers That Changed Policy Forms to Stem Mold Claims

By | April 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Texas Supreme Ruling Favors Insurers That Changed Policy Forms to Stem Mold Claims

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday reversed lower court rulings and found that Farmers Insurance was within its rights when it decided 19 years ago not to renew homeowners’ policies that it feared would have forced it to cover mold …

12 04, 2021

2nd Circuit: Insurer Must Pay for Merchandise Lost in Warehouse’s Bankruptcy Sale

By | April 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2nd Circuit: Insurer Must Pay for Merchandise Lost in Warehouse’s Bankruptcy Sale

Chubb’s Federal Insurance Co. must pay more than $2 million to a fabric company that lost 22 trailer loads of merchandise when the Mississippi warehouse company that stored it filed for bankruptcy, sold the goods and pocketed the proceeds. A …

9 04, 2021

Applied Analytics Isn’t Just for Insurers. Startups Help Claimants Get In On the Action

By | April 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Applied Analytics Isn’t Just for Insurers. Startups Help Claimants Get In On the Action

Lee Fogle reached down to save his 12-lb. Yorkshire terrier Nemo as a pit bull lunged forward. The attacking dog’s jaws clamped onto his left hand, sending him to a clinic for sutures and starting a 10-month-long insurance battle. “It …

26 03, 2021

Allianz Wins Order Requiring Other Insurers to Contribute to Defense of Asbestos, Pollution Claims

By | March 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Allianz Wins Order Requiring Other Insurers to Contribute to Defense of Asbestos, Pollution Claims

Carriers that insured Freightliner Corp. before it was purchased by Daimler-Benz AG in 1981 — even those that entered into fronting agreements that transferred liability back to the insured — have to contribute to the defense of claims related to …

22 03, 2021

N.H. Supreme Finds ‘Special Relationship,’ Affirms Jury Award Against Insurance Agency

By | March 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on N.H. Supreme Finds ‘Special Relationship,’ Affirms Jury Award Against Insurance Agency

A split decision by the New Hampshire Supreme Court released Friday offers a lesson to insurance agents about the importance of checklists. Three justices overruled two dissenters to affirm a Superior Court jury’s verdict that Foy Insurance Group was negligent …