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Withdrawal of tender results in dismissal of coverage suit (access required)

Where policyholders withdrew their tender after their carriers filed a declaratory judgment action, the suit was not ripe for resolution and was dismissed. Because the court was unpersuaded that the carriers acted in bad faith, wantonly or for other oppressive ...

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‘Slayer statute’ implicated in death benefits suit (access required)

Where a decedent’s death was ruled a homicide, and the investigation is still ongoing, an insurance company’s interpleader action may proceed. Although the beneficiary has not been arrested or charged in her husband’s killing, and has not been found civilly ...

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No duty to defend employee in accident using own car (access required)

Where an insurance policy provided coverage for automobile accidents involving a “covered auto,” and it listed the vehicles falling within this definition, an accident involving a company employee using her personal vehicle for business purposes fell outside the scope of ...

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Court rules for insurer in UIM dispute (access required)

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in favor of a defendant insurance company after the company and the plaintiff both submitted motions for summary judgment to determine the applicable limit for underinsured motorist coverage. The ...

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