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Summary Judgment May Be Appropriate When Insured Fails to Take Reasonable Measures to Prevent Property Damage

USA - August 4 2016 Many first party property insurance policies exclude claims for water damage that occurs when the insured premises is left vacant or unoccupied…

Hybrid Property Policies: The Burden of Proof to Establish Policy Coverage and Exclusions

USA - July 5 2016 One coverage issue frequently arising under first-party property insurance policies entails a determination as to which party has the burden of proof…

An Injured Third Party’s Knowingly False Deposition Testimony Establishes the Materialty Component for Insurance Fraud

USA - June 15 2016 On May 13, 2006, Edward Feierstein was driving home from his Philadelphia fitness club when his car was rear-ended. Two days later, Feierstein filed…

New Jersey Supreme Court Holds that a Person Violates the Insurance Fraud Statute Even if Insurer is Not Duped Into Paying a Fraudulent Claim

USA - May 12 2016 In the recent case of State of New Jersey v. Robert Goodwin, 224 N.J. 102, 129 A.3d 316 (N.J. 2016), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a…