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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Komorsky v. Farmers Insurance Exchange

(California Court of Appeal) – In an insurance coverage dispute, addressed whether the daughter of an insured car crash victim was entitled to benefits under an uninsured motorist policy. Affirmed a judgment on the pleadings.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. v. Bucsek

(United States Second Circuit) – Held that an insurance company did not have to arbitrate a former employee’s claims before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an entity with which the company had severed ties. The FINRA arbitration code no longer applied to the company,…

Morris v. California Physicians’ Service

(United States Ninth Circuit) – Held that a health insurance company did not violate the Affordable Care Act’s Medical Loss Ratio provision, which requires an insurer to pay a rebate to enrollees if it uses less than 80 percent of the revenue it takes in…

Centex Homes v. R-Help Construction Co., Inc.

(California Court of Appeal) – Held that a subcontractor hired to install utility boxes in a residential subdivision had a contractual duty to defend the developer from a personal injury claim alleging that the plaintiff fell into a defectively constructed utility box. Reversed and remanded.

Anderson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

(United States Ninth Circuit) – Affirmed that an insurance company timely removed an insurance coverage case to federal court by filing a notice of removal within the statutory 30-day time limit. The clock began to run only when the insurance company actually received the insured’s…

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