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Tag Archives: Franklin County Circuit Court

Defamation and emotional distress claims dismissed (access required)

Although all of the complained-of news reports fall within the statute of limitations, plaintiff’s defamation claims are dismissed because the statements are true and lack the necessary “sting” to be actionable defamation. Further, some of the statements are opinions. Plaintiff’s ...

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Man who lost house in fire prevails in suit against carrier over application – $211,700 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s home and its contents were completely destroyed by a house fire on June 15, 2017. He had purchased homeowners insurance from Windsor in 2014, including full replacement cost coverage. Plaintiff, who worked as a logger, submitted the claim to ...

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Jury finds no written contract with insurance agent – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s house burned down. The homeowner’s carrier denied the claim for a material misrepresentation in the application. Plaintiff denied a bankruptcy in the application. Plaintiff had filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 14, 2014. Plaintiff filled out the homeowner’s application on ...

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