Cases

 
  • Hunt v. AAA Nev. Ins. Co.

    March 07, 2019 | Cases

    A federal district court in Nevada has ruled that an auto insurance policy did not cover injuries the insured allegedly suffered from a road rage incident.

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  • Perez v. Praetorian Ins. Co.

    March 07, 2019 | Cases

    A federal court in Florida has issued a decision that is a roadmap for insurance companies for drafting an offer of judgment that can lead to an award of attorneys’ fees.

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  • Komorsky v. Farmers Ins. Exch.

    March 07, 2019 | Cases

    An appellate court in California has ruled that an umbrella policy did not provide “heir” coverage to the daughter of the deceased insured, even though she was entitled to such coverage under a primary insurance policy that had been issued to the insured.

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  • Blanco-Sanchez v. Pers. Serv. Ins. Co.

    March 07, 2019 | Cases

    An appellate court in New Jersey has ruled that, as a matter of public policy, a vehicle owner could not give permission to a driver known to be unlicensed and, therefore, the unlicensed driver was barred from recovering personal injury protection (“PIP”) benefits as a permissive user under New Jersey’s no-fault law.

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  • AIX Specialty Ins. Co. v. Williams-Panton

    March 06, 2019 | Cases

    A federal district court in Florida has ruled that an insurance policy’s pollution exclusion precluded coverage of a lawsuit against the owner and manager of an office building by a plaintiff claiming that she suffered bodily injury after inhaling fumes from oil-based paint used to paint a floor of the building.

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  • Amica Mut. Ins. Co. v. RSUI Indem. Co.

    March 06, 2019 | Cases

    A magistrate judge in Florida has concluded that a commercial general liability insurance policy did not cover an underlying plaintiff’s allegations that the insured had injured his “good reputation.”

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  • Squires v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co.

    March 06, 2019 | Cases

    A federal district court in Georgia, finding that a couple reported different asset values to the bankruptcy court and, after a fire, to their insurer, ruled that they sought to “make a mockery of the judicial system” and estopped them from seeking a large payment from their insurer.

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  • Stearns v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

    March 06, 2019 | Cases

    A decision by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts concerning Massachusetts’ six-year statute of repose effectively bars all or nearly all tort claims arising from negligence in the use or handling of asbestos in construction-related suits.

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  • Ind. Farmers Mut. Ins. Co. v. Weaver

    March 05, 2019 | Cases

    In a case of first impression, an appellate court in Indiana has ruled that an insurance company was obligated to cover an accident involving its insured that occurred while he was driving his own vehicle – even though he was driving with a suspended driver’s license.

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  • Neurosurgical Assocs. of NJ, P.C. v. Aetna, Inc.

    March 04, 2019 | Cases

    A federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that anti-assignment clauses in health insurance plans were enforceable and validly barred beneficiaries from assigning benefits to healthcare providers.

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