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Insurers Must Analyze the Condition of Personal Property to Calculate Depreciation for ACV Purposes

A California trial court recently held that an insurer must use the “condition” of personal property as a factor in determining the depreciation value to calculate actual cash value (ACV). In The Doan v. State Farm Gen. Ins. Co., certain… Continue Reading →

Minnesota Supreme Court Rules Labor Costs May Be Depreciated in Determining Actual Cash Value

Recently, Minnesota’s highest court ruled in Wilcox v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. on whether or not labor can be depreciated in determining Actual Cash Value (ACV). Answering a certified question from the United States District Court of Minnesota,… Continue Reading →

Estimated Costs Related to Storm Damage: Policyholder Survives Summary Judgment on a Breach of Contract Claim While Insurer Prevailed on Bad Faith Claims

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted State Farm Lloyds’ summary judgment motion as to three statutory bad faith claims, finding that the plaintiff failed to allege sufficient facts to support claims of bad faith conduct,… Continue Reading →

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