• Class Action: defendant proved by preponderance of the evidence that $5 million amount in controversy was satisfied where the amount claimed was discernable from the face of the Complaint Hartis v. Chicago Title Ins. Co., Case No. 11-2552 (8th Cir. Sept. 12, 2012) (affirming district court’s determination that amount in controversy exceeded CAFA amount in controversy)
  • Exclusion 3(d): where insured had access to insured property at the date of the policy pursuant to a temporary easement identified in the legal description of property, insured’s claim for lack of access based on expiration of that easement was a matter properly excluded as attaching or created subsequent to the date of the policy Community Credit Union v. AmeriTitle & Abstract, Inc., Case No. 2011AP2294 (Wis. App. Sept . 11, 2012) (affirming summary judgment)
  • Agent Liability: agent not liable for eliminating title to mobile home on insured property where mobile home and septic system were installed without permitsGonzalez v. Pacific Northwest Title Co. of Spokane, Case No. 10-2-03894-3 (Wash. App. Sept. 9, 2012) (affirming summary judgment)