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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 →

Yes to Taxation Without Insured Compensation: Third Circuit Rules Insurer Must Pay Delinquent Taxes from Policy Proceeds Prior to Paying Named Insured

Many times, significant losses occur on property where the named insured owes delinquent property taxes.  Certain states have codified laws mandating that, in such scenarios, a property insurer first pay delinquent property taxes from fire loss proceeds prior to paying… Continue Reading →

Another Court Rules on the Depreciation of Labor

By Aon Hussain Tressler’s Property Line has taken a keen interest on whether labor can be depreciated in determining the actual cash value (ACV) of a first party property loss.  Aside from creating a 50 State Survey on ACV and… Continue Reading →

Insured’s Attempt to Establish Coverage Under a Property Policy “Explodes” Before 10th Circuit

In Paros Properties LLC v. Colorado Cas. Ins. Co., rainfall caused a substantial flow of water, mud and debris onto an insured’s property, causing extensive damage. The insurer disclaimed coverage for damages related to the rainfall on the basis of… Continue Reading →

California Court Finds Proposition 103 Prohibits Insurers From Including Costs Related to Certain Advertising Activities in Premiums

Proposition 103, enacted in California in 1988, requires approval by the California Department of Insurance before implementing property and casualty rates. Proposition 103 also allows for policyholders to participate in the process setting rates for auto and property insurance. Since… Continue Reading →

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