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Florida Middle District Grants Unopposed Motion to Compel Appraisal but Denies Insurer’s Request for Itemization

February 22, 2024 / News / Writing and Speaking

Kelly Vogt examines a Florida Middle District decision granting an insurer’s motion to compel appraisal and abate litigation in a Hurricane Ian damages suit but denying the insurer’s request for itemization of the appraisal due to the objection of the insured.

Pollution and Contamination Exclusion Precludes Coverage for COVID-19 Related Losses

February 22, 2024 / News / Writing and Speaking

By Ron H. Burnovski and Erin K. Rutherford

In Baylor Col. of Med. v. XL Ins. Am., Inc. and ACE Am. Ins. Co., the Fourteenth Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in favor of the insurers on claims asserted for COVID-19 related losses.

Court Upholds Anti-stacking Terms of Underinsured Auto Coverage

February 20, 2024 / News / Writing and Speaking

Don Sampen analyzes a First District Appellate Court ruling that an insured under three automobile policies issued by the same insurer was not entitled to stack UIM benefits to cover her motorcycle injury, as the policies did not provide illusory UIM coverage.

New York High Court Rules for Insurers: Presence of Covid-19 and Government Shutdown Orders Do Not Constitute Direct Physical Loss or Damage Under Property Policies

February 18, 2024 / News / Writing and Speaking

Melinda Kollross analyzes a New York Court of Appeals decision holding that the presence of COVID-19 on premises and government shutdown orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 do not constitute “direct physical loss or damage” under a property policy.

Florida District Courts of Appeal Continue to Conflict on Retroactive Application of Pre-Suit Notice Requirements of 627.70152(3), Florida Statutes

February 15, 2024 / News / Writing and Speaking

By Douglas M. Cohen

In Fernando Cantens and Ana Marie Cantens v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, etc. the Third District Court of Appeal (composed of Miami Dade and Monroe Counties) held that Fla.

Ian Feldman to Discuss Artificial Intelligence in Insurance at West Coast Casualty’s 30th Construction Defect Seminar

February 15, 2024 / Events / News

The seminar will take place in Anaheim, California from May 15-17.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Denies Insurer’s Motion to Dismiss Hurricane Ian Property Damages Complaint

February 8, 2024 / News / Writing and Speaking

By Kelly M. Vogt

In Smokin’ Knight, Inc. v. Nautilus Ins. Co., 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19292 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 5, 2024), an insured filed a notice of intent to initiate litigation (NOIL) following a disagreement over the amount its insurance carrier owed the insured for Hurricane Ian property damages. 

Court Declines To Grant ‘Super Excess’ Status for Excess Insurer

February 7, 2024 / News / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, February 6, 2024

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently declined to confer “super excess” status on one of two insurers found to be excess and required that both contribute to the loss proportionately to limits.

Insurer’s Payment of Full Appraisal Award and Statutory Attorney’s Fees Precludes Recovery of Attorney’s Fees Under Tex. Ins. Code § 542A.007(a)(3)(A)

February 6, 2024 / News / Writing and Speaking

In Rodriguez v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Indiana, the Supreme Court of Texas held that in an action under Chapter 542A of the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act, the plain language of 542A.007 mandates that an insurer’s payment of the full appraisal award plus any possible statutory interest precludes recovery of attorney’s fees.

Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal Permits Lawsuit for Breach of Contract Due to Insurer’s Failure To Pay Interest on an Appraisal Award

February 6, 2024 / News / Writing and Speaking

Zachary Sonenblum breaks down a recent Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal opinion holding that the interest provision in an insured’s policy permitted a breach of contract suit due to the insurer’s failure to pay interest on an appraisal award for water damages.

  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Mission Viejo

    California 92691

    27285 Las Ramblas

    Suite 200

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Milwaukee

    Wisconsin 53202

    250 E. Wisconsin Avenue

    Suite 1800

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

    T: 414.279.5525 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: James M. Weck

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick Co-Managing Partner: Kelly M. Vogt

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.287.2744 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Houston

    Texas 77019

    2929 Allen Parkway

    American General Center, Suite 200

    Houston, Texas 77019

    T: 346.229.4612 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Ramy P. Elmasri

  • Dallas

    Texas 75201

    325 N. Saint Paul Street

    Suite 3100

    Dallas, Texas 75201

    T: 469.942.8635 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Ramy P. Elmasri

  • Boca Raton

    Florida 33434

    7777 Glades Road

    Suite 405

    Boca Raton, Florida 33434

    T: 561.765.5305 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick Co-Managing Partner: Kelly M. Vogt