MS Amlin insurance company sued the policyholders of a Florida hotel, stating that Hurricane Irma did not cause the more than $1 million in damages claimed. Instead, they argued that the majority of the building’s issues already existed before the September 2017 storm, and were mostly the result of shoddy construction work. The lawsuit The…

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Homeowners Insurance

A class-action lawsuit filed recently in Philadelphia state court claims that Travelers is selling rot insurance to homeowners while concealing the actual terms of the proposed coverage. According to the lawsuit, Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Co. allegedly markets and sells add-on homeowners’ insurance to consumers that is supposed to provide coverage for rot and…

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Insurance companies have a duty to negotiate in good faith. This duty extends to homeowners, auto owners, business owners, and anyone who has a right to expect payment from their insurance company when an accident or catastrophe strikes. When someone demands payment from their carrier, it is known as a first-party claim. When an individual…

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When you purchase an insurance policy – homeowners, auto, commercial, etc. – you do so assuming that your insurance company will act in good faith and honor the claims you make, provided that claim is covered by the policies you have bought. When an insurer deliberately denies a claim for unjust reasons, you may be…

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