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Can Insurers Take Their Time? - Fourth Circuit Finds No Bad Faith for Delay in Investigating Construction Defect Claim

Construction defect claims often include coverage disputes spiced with allegations of bad faith designed to turn up the heat on the insurer. The Fourth Circuit, in its review of one such recent North Carolina case, held while...more

Equitable Estoppel Halts Insurer’s Success In Bad Faith Claim

Demonstrating that equitable estoppel can create genuine obstacles for insurers, the court in the Middle District of North Carolina denied a carrier relief to which it would have otherwise been entitled based upon the...more

Fourth Circuit’s Decision in Cargo Loss Case Should Be Wake-Up Call for Motor Carriers as to Limitation of Liability

Motor carriers attempting to limit their liability for shipments of cargo should take note of a recent Fourth Circuit decision, ABB Inc.v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 721 F.3d 135 (4th Cir. 2013), that found in favor of a...more

2/27/2014  /  Trucking Industry

Waiver of Right of Appraisal in Property Insurance Claims

A frequent issue in first party property insurance claims is whether a party has waived the right to invoke the appraisal process in the adjustment of a property claim. Appraisal is the mechanism for determining the amount of...more

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