Showing all results for category “first party property”

CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2022 Volume 3

October 18, 2022 / CM Reports

Cover: Downtown Houston, TX

SIDEBAR – Nuclear Verdicts Are Becoming Thermonuclear Verdicts: A Suggestion For Combatting Them

Some commentators have defined a “nuclear verdict” as a verdict of $10 million or greater.

Update: Insurers Continue To Succeed On Appeal On COVID-19 Property Claims

October 12, 2022 / CM Reports / Writing and Speaking

By Melinda S. Kollross

The body of federal and state appellate precedent keeps growing, with nearly every appellate tribunal holding that there is no property insurance coverage for pandemic related economic losses in the absence of physical loss or damage.

Texas Appeals Court Determines Flood Limit Does Not Cap Insured’s Claim For Loss Of Business Income

October 12, 2022 / CM Reports / Writing and Speaking

By Ramy P. Elmasri

A three-judge panel for the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals recently held that the $4.5 million dollar limit for flood damage in a commercial insurance policy did not limit the insured from seeking loss of business income.

CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2022 Volume 2

July 14, 2022 / CM Reports

Gallardo v. Marstiller, No. 20-1263 (U.S. 6-6-22)—A Possible Chilling Effect On Personal Injury Litigation Brought By Medicaid Beneficiaries

In Gallardo, the United States Supreme Court held that the Medicaid Act permits a State to seek reimbursement from tort settlement payments or judgments allocated for future medical care.

Insurers Remain Undefeated In Federal And State Appellate Tribunals On COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

April 12, 2022 / CM Reports / Writing and Speaking

By Melinda S. Kollross

The body of federal and state appellate precedent keeps growing, with these appellate tribunals unanimously holding that there is no property insurance business interruption coverage for losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Court Finds Against Labor Decline On ‘Actual Cash Value’ Payment

November 11, 2021 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, November 9, 2021

The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that, where an insured under a property policy is entitled to receive reimbursement for an insured loss on an actual cash value basis,

“Disinterested” Appraiser Question Certified to Florida Supreme Court

April 20, 2020 / News

On April 15, 2020, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal certified to Florida’s Supreme Court the following question deemed to be of great public importance[1]:

CAN A FIDUCIARY, SUCH AS A PUBLIC ADJUSTER OR APPRAISER WHO IS IN A CONTRACTUAL AGENT-PRINCIPAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE INSUREDS AND WHO RECEIVES A CONTINGENCY FEE FROM THE APPRAISAL AWARD,

CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2020 Volume 1

April 14, 2020 / CM Reports

Using The Special Interrogatory In Illinois Civil Jury Trials—A Plan Of Action

The plaintiff ’s bar—especially the plaintiff’s personal injury bar—has been clamoring for years in Illinois to abolish the special interrogatory. Plaintiff’s lawyers don’t like the special interrogatory because it places a much needed check on a jury’s rendition of a general verdict.

  • 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

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • 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

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 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

  • 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