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Loss suffered by restaurant owners excluded under insurance policy’s Freezing Exclusion
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 14 2017

Damage to the insureds' restaurant was caused by two freezing incidents and was excluded from coverage by the freezing exclusion which provided that

Florida Supreme Court Finds Concurrent Cause Doctrine Applicable when Independent Perils Converge
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2017

The Florida Supreme Court recently held that an insured may obtain coverage for an entire claim where there are multiple independent concurrent causes

Title insurance and foreclosure: What type of title coverage do lenders need in connection with a foreclosure in California?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2011

With mortgage defaults on the rise, a growing number of lenders are being forced to foreclose on their collateral, either judicially or non-judicially, exercising the private power of sale

Assignment of Benefit Litigation in Florida
  • Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2016

Over the past five years, first-party property insurers in Florida have been experiencing a wave of claims and lawsuits by contractors who obtain

eCommerce Regulation, Bitcoin, Anti-Money Laundering, Shadow Insurance, 401(k) Litigation Expect Focus - Vol. IV, Fall 2015
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • December 23 2015

On January 1, 2016, Section 38.6 of the California Insurance Code will take effect permitting consumers to conduct certain life, disability, and

Insurable interests - making sure you really have an insurance policy
  • Merlin Law Group, PA
  • USA
  • September 8 2015

After my last blog about insurable interests according to California case law, I received a request to research and present the same topic under

Court rules that semicolon in statute means that force-placed insurance provision of RESPA is not yet effective
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

In Williams v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, ruled that a semicolon contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act means that force-placed insurance provisions contained in the amendments to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”) are not yet in effect

Don’t Mess with the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act: One Court’s Appraisal Result
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • July 25 2016

Virtually all property insurance policies contain an appraisal clause, which outlines the appraisal procedure in broad terms. Those broad terms

  • Carrington Coleman
  • USA
  • January 27 2017

Nassar v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company Per Curiam (Opinion linked here) When is a fence a dwelling? When the insurance policy defines

JPMorgan Chase agrees to settle forced-placed insurance class-action lawsuit for $300 million
  • Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2013

JPMorgan Chase and Assurant Inc. recentlyagreed to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated in June 2012 for $300 million brought by a class of 1.3