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Fire-Insurance Bad Faith Claim Advances (access required)

In an insurance company’s dec action, the Richmond U.S. District Court grants the carrier’s motion to dismiss the policyholder’s counterclaim for actual or constructive fraud, but declines to dismiss the counterclaim for bad faith. Plaintiff Standard Fire issued a homeowner’s ...

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Auto Liability Policy Voided for Arrest Record (access required)

An auto liability policy is void because the applicant, a sole proprietor who applied as “Kitchens Unlimited LLC,” had a criminal record but denied he had ever been arrested; the Henrico Circuit Court grants judgment to plaintiff insurance carrier in ...

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Driver wins fight over whether he had permission, gets coverage – $1,000,000 in insurance available (access required)

This insurance coverage declaratory relief action centered on whether Can See Fire Solutions’ underinsured motorist coverage applied to injuries suffered by their then-employee Brian Spradlin. When the accident occurred, Spradlin was driving home in a truck provided to him by ...

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CGL Policy Does Not Cover Nonperformance (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court grants insurer summary judgment on a couple’s claim for damages under a general liability policy and default judgment against the insured real estate remodeling company, following the recommendation of the magistrate judge after insured failed ...

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Wife’s Claim for Insurance Proceeds Dismissed (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court dismissed wife’s counterclaim for interpleaded life insurance proceeds; all three counts related to the same interpleaded funds and allowing her counterclaim would defeat the purpose of the interpleader action to determine her claim and the ...

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Assignment Ineffective Without Insurer Consent (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for an insurer, denying liability under an agreement entered without its consent settling a vehicle accident claim for $250,000; the court agrees with insurer that the settlement agreement executed without insurer’s consent ...

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