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Fifth Circuit upholds dismissal of claims against insurance agent based on Louisiana’s one-year statute of limitations

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 29 2008

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a claim by two individuals against an insurance agent who sold them renters’ insurance because they failed to file their claim within one-year after they learned about, or should have known, the facts that gave rise to their claim

Xactimate update: Fifth Circuit affirms federal jurisdiction under CAFA

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2008

Louisiana’s Attorney General filed suit against several property insurers, alleging that they conspired and colluded among themselves, and with co-defendants Xactware, Inc., Insurance Services Office, Inc., and McKinsey & Company Inc., to artificially reduce the value of property claims by manipulating a claim database used as an industry reference

Duty to defend not triggered by allegations outside professional services coverage

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2008

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado, applying Colorado law, has held that allegations in several lawsuits brought against a real estate investment trust did not trigger the insurer's duty to defend the trust under miscellaneous professional liability policies that covered the provision of professional services

Mortgage lenders sued in federal class action lawsuit questioning order of Katrina loss payments

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 9 2008

A federal class action lawsuit was filed recently against a number of mortgage companies and other lending institutions in the Eastern District of Louisiana

New York’s highest court holds that policy with terrorism exclusion restricts the cause of potential covered damages

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 11 2008

Last month, the New York Court of Appeals held that a tenant breached its lease and, in doing so, violated New York Insurance Law 3404

Federal court in Idaho holds coverage barred under real estate liability policy, but insurer not entitled to reimbursement of defense expenses

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2008

The U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho has held that a real estate liability policy afforded no coverage for an underlying action brought against the insured-real estate listing agent by real estate purchasers

Federal Court in Idaho holds coverage barred under real estate liability policy, but insurer not entitled to reimbursement of defense expenses

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2008

The United States District Court for the District of Idaho has held that a real estate liability policy afforded no coverage for an underlying action brought against the insured real estate listing agent by real estate purchasers

Xactimate update: court dismisses all claims

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2009

As reported in previous issues of Expect Focus, Louisiana’s Attorney General filed suit against several property insurers, alleging that they conspired and colluded among themselves, and with co-defendants Xactware, Inc., Insurance Services Office, Inc. and McKinsey & Company Inc., to artificially reduce the value of property claims by manipulating a claim database used as an industry reference

Foreclosures notifying insurance company

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 22 2009

The Tennessee Supreme Court held that commencement of a foreclosure proceeding does not constitute an "increase in hazard" under the terms of an insurance policy or statutory provisions, and thus the lender was not required to give the insurance company notice regarding the foreclosure proceedings

Chinese Drywall update

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2010

On September 15, 2010, attorneys from the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Chinese Drywall MDL litigation pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana filed a class action complaint naming as defendants 91 insurers of homeowner's policies in Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas