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Monthly Archives: May 2019

McGlothin v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Co.

(United States Fifth Circuit) – In an insurance coverage dispute arising out of a car crash, construed Mississippi’s Uninsured Motorist Act. Held that the insurer was entitled to summary judgment in this diversity action.

Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Mitchell

(United States Fifth Circuit) – Held that a county government’s insurers had a duty to defend a civil rights lawsuit relating to the murder convictions of three innocent men who were later exonerated. The county contended that the insurance policies were triggered even though the…

Jozefowicz v. Allstate Insurance Co.

(California Court of Appeal) – In a dispute between a homeowner and a property insurance company over an allegedly misdirected check, held that the homeowner had no cause of action under a Uniform Commercial Code provision dealing with negotiable instruments. Affirmed summary judgment against the…

Cohen v. Allstate Insurance Co.

(United States Fifth Circuit) – Held that a homeowner could not proceed with a lawsuit against an insurance company related to a claim for flood damage. Affirmed summary judgment in favor of the insurer.

Varlen Corp. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

(United States Seventh Circuit) – Held that an insurance company did not have to indemnify an insured for the cost of cleaning up groundwater contamination at its industrial sites. Affirmed summary judgment in favor of the insurer, in this case involving the policy’s pollution exclusion…

Mercury Ins. Co. v Lara

(California Court of Appeal) – Judgment reversed and remanded. Defendant prevailed at an administrative hearing and civil penalties were imposed against Mercury. Mercury filed a writ of mandate, which the trial court granted. Appellate court held that the writ was issued in error, because the…

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