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Interpleader of disputed life insurance proceeds allowed (access required)

Where the decedent’s daughter and partner both claimed life insurance proceeds, the funds were interpleaded into the court’s registry because there was jurisdiction over the dispute and the insurance carrier agreed to deposit the funds with the court. Background On ...

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Virus exclusion bars coverage for Covid order losses (access required)

Where a salon sought coverage under its business loss policy for losses suffered when it closed because of Covid orders, the insurer prevails because its virus exclusion precluded claims for business losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Background Adorn Barber ...

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Carriers had duty to provide indemnity coverage to suits (access required)

Where the plaintiff was sued following a merger, the insurance carriers had a duty to provide indemnity coverage for any settlements or adverse judgments because an exclusion did not unambiguously exclude the merger from coverage. Background In this insurance coverage ...

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Sports arena waited too long to notify insurer of accident (access required)

Where an indoor sports arena waited 18 months before notifying its insurer about an accident on its premises, and the insurer experienced difficulty in investigating the accident, including interviewing witnesses, it had no duty to defend or indemnify the facility. ...

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Judge: OK for insurance provider to deny coverage in fraud dispute (access required)

A federal judge has ruled in favor of an insurance company in a coverage dispute stemming from an accident involving a driver who obtained permission to drive via fraud. In issuing summary judgment in favor of the defendant insurance company, ...

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Class certified in COVID-19 ‘all risk’ coverage dispute (access required)

Where a class of Virginia policyholders who were denied coverage for losses from businesses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic had common and typical issues, were sufficiently numerous, and there was no conflict with the named plaintiff, a class was ...

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