Month: August 2010

Overcoming Work Product Objections that Relate to an Insurer’s Claims Investigation | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Last week’s post, The Big Picture in Discovery of Insurer Claims Practices, discussed a case from the Supreme Court of Kentucky that provided an overview of how Courts tie together various principles of discovery that are generally raised in the discovery of bad faith cases. General rules of bad faith discovery vary between states and …

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Assignment of Insurance Claims in Texas | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

A colleague of mine recently dealt with an interesting issue regarding the assignment of an insurance claim. Specifically, she looked into how Texas law applies to the assignment of an insurance claim when the insurance policy contains a non-assignment clause. Most states follow the rule that if the policy prohibits assignment, the insured cannot assign …

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A Curious Finding that a “Reasonable” Liberty Mutual Fire Claims Investigation Took Place | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

I wonder if the Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company would want to advertise how proud they are of their case investigations that result in lawsuits. Yet, wrongful claims practice cases sometimes result in decisions by trial judges that seem wrong to those who practice in this area. The case of Luse v. Liberty Mutual Fire …

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Wrongful Claims Practice and Bad Faith Pleading Requirements are Getting Tougher in Federal Court | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance company coverage counsel certainly will do everything in their power to dismiss claims that their clients breached obligations of good faith when those cases are in federal court. Last week’s post, Networking and Sharing Information Can Help Win Cases and Prevent Losses: A Liberty Mutual Example, is followed by another case with a very …

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