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Coverage Issues to Spot in Upcoming Hurricane Claims

The year 2017 has not been too kind.  In late August, Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas.  Initial estimates for damages related to Harvey are between $70 billion and $108 billion.  Now, Florida and its neighbors in the Southeast are experiencing the… 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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