Category Archives: Insurance Disputes

Miami Jury Rejects $18.6 Million Claim in Asbestos-Related Wrongful Death Trial

On August 3, 2015, after less than 3 hours of deliberations, a Miami-Dade County jury found Caterpillar Inc., and Dana Co. LLC, not liable for the death of a mechanic who died of mesothelioma after allegedly working with asbestos-containing parts … Continue reading

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Petters Claw Back – Professionals, Check Your Insurance!

To the extent an accountant or attorney is named in a claw back lawsuit by Kelley, with the intend of recovering from said accountant or attorneys’ insurance policy, it is important that the appropriate steps be taken to maximize the ability of those accountants and attorneys to obtain defense costs and settlement funds from their insurance providers. Continue reading

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Update on Insurance Coverage and Appraisal Law in Minnesota; David Quade v. Secura Insurance, 2011 WL 68822 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 11, 2011)

The Quade opinion can be interpreted to mean that if there are any coverage issues involved with a claim, such as what caused the damage or whether the damage occurred within the policy period, the Court could require a lawsuit to resolve those issues before compelling the parties to participate in an appraisal, which is meant to be a cost-effective way of resolving disputes between insureds (i.e., homeowners) and insurance companies, without the expense of a lawsuit.
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