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Insured may seek punitive damages in Tennessee against property insurer
  • Merlin Law Group, PA
  • USA
  • July 19 2015

Last year I blogged about the requirements for asserting a successful bad faith claim in Tennessee under Tenn. Code Ann. 56-7-105. I did not


California court: rejected demand within policy limits not necessary for bad faith claim
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2015

Insurers must proceed with caution when they become aware that a settlement within policy limits is possible, because a failure to settle may


Question of related claims survives motion to dismiss
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2015

A California federal court denied an insurer's motion to dismiss that was asserting that it had no duty to defend an underlying lawsuit because it


"Dazed and confused" about ambiguity in Texas
  • Merlin Law Group, PA
  • USA
  • July 6 2015

I have been handling property damage cases since Hurricane Rita hit the Beaumont, Texas area in 2005. Much more prevalent these days are allegations


California court: appraisers cannot be directed to assign loss values to undamaged or non-existent items in the insured’s scope
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

It is axiomatic that the appraisers' task is solely to determine the amount of loss, as opposed to coverage or liability. In Li-Lin Sung v


Liar liar, house on fire, results in $4 million judgment against homeowners
  • Merlin Law Group, PA
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

We've all heard that 'crime doesn't pay' but plaintiffs in Akers v. Auto-Owners clearly forgot this adage, as they attempted to defraud the insurance


Rules against title insurer on date of loss issue
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • USA
  • July 24 2015

In the recent decision in First American Title Insurance Co. v. Johnson Bank, 1 CA-CV 14-0190, 2015 WL 3965740 filed June 30, 2015, the Arizona Court


Seventh Circuit limits construction lender’s use of title insurance policy to cover construction liens created by lender’s cutoff of funding
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

In a recent decision written by Judge Sykes, affirming a decision from the Western District of Wisconsin, in an issue governed by Wisconsin law, the


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


Seventh Circuit holds insured entitled to a new roof for purely cosmetic hail damage
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • July 10 2015

The Seventh Circuit is becoming a difficult venue for insurers. In November we reported that the Court of Appeals had held that the phrase