Date archive: June 2012

A $1.275 Million Ouch? What Can Happen When an Omnibus Insured Slips Through the Fingers of Allstate’s Good Hands

Summary: Hamiti borrowed Skenderi’s truck and hit motorcyclist Kirk resulting in a leg amputation. Allstate, Skenderi’s insurer, failed to obtain a release for Hamiti when it settled on behalf of Skenderi for Allstate’s policy limits. The Appellate Court in Illinois reversed and remanded the trial court’s award of partial summary judgment in favor of Allstate….

Insured’s Bad Faith Suit Goes Up in Smoke in California

Summary: A homeowner’s insured brought an action against the insurer for breach of contract and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The trial court granted summary judgment for the insurer. On appeal, the appellate court held that the police officers’ seizure of insured’s marijuana was not a covered “theft” and…

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