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Pacific Indemnity Co. v. Deming

(United States First Circuit) – In a diversity case brought by an insurer seeking to recover damages from defendant as a result of damages defendant caused to a condominium insured by plaintiff, the District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant is reversed…

W.C. and A.N. Miller Development Co. v. Cont’l Cas. Co.

(United States Fourth Circuit) – In an insurance action arising after defendant denied coverage on plaintiff’s liability insurance policy, the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant is affirmed where plaintiff’s desired compensation was for an interrelated wrongful act arising from a 2006 lawsuit…

Cunningham v. M&T Bank Corp.

(United States Third Circuit) – In a putative class action brought by homeowners claiming to be victims of a captive reinsurance scheme, the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant is affirmed where plaintiffs’ claims were untimely under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act’s…

Grebow v. Mercury Insurance, Co.

(California Court of Appeal) – In an action alleging breach of contract and tortious breach of insurance contract, in connection with significant damage to plaintiff’s rear deck and supporting structure of their residence, the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to the insurer is affirmed…

In re September 11 Litigation

(United States Second Circuit) – In a case concerning the tremendous property damage cause by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, brought by the lessees of 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 World Trade Center against airline and security defendants, the district court’s judgment…

Edwards v. The First American Corp.

(United States Ninth Circuit) – In a putative class action filed against a title insurer, alleging that transactions between the insurer and captive title agencies violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act’s (REPSA), 12 U.S.C. section 2607, anti-kickback provisions, the district court’s denial of plaintiff’s…

First American Title Ins. Co. v. Spanish Inn

(California Court of Appeal) – In an project developer-plaintiff’s appeal in litigation over the renovation of a hotel property in Palm Springs, the trial court’s grant of summary adjudication in favor the title insurer, which sought contractual indemnity from the developers for legal expenses incurred…

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