Appeals Court Torches Lawsuit Over Denied Fire Claims in Purloined Premiums
An Eastman, Georgia, couple who lost their home to fire cannot sue their insurer for denying coverage, since their payments were never delivered by an insurance agent jailed for pocketing clients' premiums.
Reversing a trial judge, the state Court of Appeals has tossed out a case against an insurer sued after it denied coverage for a middle Georgia couple’s home destroyed in a 2015 fire, ruling that—even though they had made payments to the insurance agent who sold them the policy—they did not send them directly to the company as instructed.
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