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“Malicious” requires intent to harm

  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2015

The California Court of Appeal recently held that an exclusion in an insured's homeowner's policy precluding coverage for "vandalism" did not apply

A new twist in the California debate over allegedly inadequate replacement cost limits in homeowners’ policies

  • Cozen O'Connor
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2015

The April 8, 2015 decision of the California Court of Appeals in Ass’n. Of Cal. Insurance Companies v. Jones, 2015 WL 1569669, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS

Squatter’s warming fire in vacant home held not to be vandalism by divided California court

  • Cozen O'Connor
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2015

Last Friday, in Hung Van Ong v. Fire Ins. Exch., 2015 WL 1524464, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 290 (Cal.Ct.App., Apr. 3, 2015), two of the three justices on

Kentucky court: depreciating labor to get actual cash value is like making the insured use a very old roofer with debilitating arthritis to repair the roof

  • Cozen O'Connor
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2015

Surprisingly few states have addressed the question of whether an insurer can depreciate labor as opposed to materials to arrive at actual cash

Florida Law Update - Spring 2015

  • Vernis & Bowling
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2015

According to 2014 statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third (34.9 or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese

Real property, financial services & title insurance update: week ending April 3, 2015

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2015

Amount awarded in judgment of foreclosure must be supported by competent evidence and lender not entitled to award of interest or fees when only

Kentucky Appellate Court affirms multi-million-dollar bad faith and punitive damages award for policyholder’s emotional distress

  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2015

The Court of Appeals of Kentucky affirmed an award of almost $3.5 million against an insurer for causing emotional distress to its policyholder in

Eleventh Circuit construes “structural damage” to mean “damage to the structural integrity of a building”

  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2015

The U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that, when undefined in a policy, the plain meaning of the term "structural damage" means

Mississippi Supreme Court grants writ of certiorari on concurrent causation issue

  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2015

The Mississippi Supreme Court granted certiorari to review a grant of summary judgment in an insurer's favor in an insured's suit for bad faith

Florida court holds that “vandalism” and “malicious mischief” include “arson” in all-risk policy

  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2015

A Florida appellate court recently held that the terms "vandalism" and "malicious mischief" include "arson." Botee v. S. Fid. Ins. Co., 2015 WL