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July 2015

Illinois Appellate Court Holds Mortgage Clause Trumps Vacancy Condition

In Old Second Nat’l Bank v. Indiana Ins Co., 2015 IL App (1st) 140265 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2015), the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District upheld summary judgment in favor of a mortgage holder, finding a standard… Continue Reading →

Update on Joy Tabernacle v. State Farm Fire and Casualty

Our August 2014 post addressed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Joy Tabernacle-The New Testament Church v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97478 (July 18, 2014). This… Continue Reading →

The Insured JAW Is Bitten by the Anti-Concurrent-Causation Clause

In JAW The Point, LLC v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2015 Tex. LEXIS 343 (Tex. 2015), the Texas Supreme Court held an anti-concurrent-causation clause in the insured’s policy precluded coverage for increased rebuilding costs following Hurricane Ike. JAW The Pointe, LLC… Continue Reading →

“Oh, I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Rain:” Ninth Circuit Finds Damage From Mudslides a Month After a Fire Still Found to Be “Directly” Caused by Fire

In Stankova et al. v. Metropolitan Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 8935 (9th Cir. Ariz. May 29, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit overturned a District Court ruling, finding that damage caused… Continue Reading →

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