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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


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


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


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


Sixth circuit: a Michigan collapse extension overrides exclusions for cracking and defective design
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • July 15 2015

In Joy Tabernacle The New Testament Church v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 2015 WL 3824733, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 10707 (6th Cir., Jun. 22, 2015), a


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


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


Tennessee court weighs in on whether arson is a species of vandalism and malicious mischief
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • July 13 2015

Last month in what was a case of first impression in Tennessee, a unanimous panel of the state’s intermediate level appellate court joined those


Setting aside an appraisal award for bias or conflict of interest
  • Merlin Law Group, PA
  • USA
  • July 12 2015

An insurance appraisal award will typically not be vacated unless it clearly appears that it was made without authority or was the result of fraud


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