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MN Supreme Court Says Amount of Loss Includes Determination of Cause and Cost to Repair

Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that where there is an insurance dispute over a storm-related loss,  “appraisers must necessarily determine the cause of the loss, as well as the amount necessary to repair the loss However, to the extent that determination goes beyond the scope of appraisal and interprets policy exclusions, that...

Friedberg, et al. v. Chubb & Son, Inc.

The Eighth Circuit weighed in Friday on the faulty construction exclusion and ensuing loss clause Finding that the overriding cause of the water intrusion was due to faulty construction and that the ensuing loss clause only applies to distinct, separate ensuing losses, the Court agreed with Chubb that the owner’s loss was excluded VIEW COURT...

A failure to be accurate on a proof of loss can have dire consequences!

Last week a jury in a federal court case in Minnesota found that the homeowners in a fire loss had overstated their proof of loss on contents State Farm was able to convince the jury that the owners could not possibly have purchased various items when they said they did based on financial records As a consequence the entire policy was declared...