Insurance Law: Analyzing Collapse

February 11, 2020 By Kent Bevan In Westchester Surplus Lines Insurance Company et al. v. Interstate Underground Warehouse, Interstate operated an underground storage facility in a cave that formerly housed a limestone mine near Kansas City, Missouri. Interstate...

Ruckus in the Marketplace

January 20, 2020 By Kent Bevan A woman in Pennsylvania walks her dog on a retractable leash with a collar she bought online that was sold by a third-party vendor who advertised there. The dog suddenly pulls ahead, a part of the collar breaks, and the leash snaps back...

Insurance Law: Exclusion Override

January 15, 2020 By Kent Bevan In Messina v. Shelter Insurance Company, the plaintiff, Messina, insured his home using Shelter Insurance Company. A brick veneer on an exterior wall of the house collapsed and Messina filed a property damage claim with Shelter, which...

Insurance Law: Covered or Excluded?

December 18, 2019 By Kent Bevan In Midwest Family Mutual Insurance Company v. Hari Om Rudra Hotel, LLC (hotel) the plaintiff, Midwest Family Mutual Insurance Company (MFM), issued a business owner’s policy to the hotel. During the policy term, water infiltrated...