Peter Dworjanyn

Peter Dworjanyn

Collins & Lacy, P.C.

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Eleventh Circuit Rejects Excess Insurers Bad Faith Claim Against Primary Insurer Due to Lack of Damages Causation

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Florida district court’s award of damages to the excess insurer on the ground that the excess insurer failed to prove the primary insurer’s alleged bad faith had caused the...more

7/1/2014 - Appeals Bad Faith Damages Excess Policies Insurers

S.C. Supreme Court Rejects Reasonable Expectations Doctrine as a Substantive Right

The S.C. Supreme Court declined to adopt the doctrine of reasonable expectations within the insurance coverage context in Bell v. Progressive Direct Insurance Co., Op. No. 27381 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed April 9, 2014). Instead,...more

4/29/2014 - Insurance Contracts

4th Circuit Holds Insurer Not Equitably Estopped From Denying Coverage

In an unpublished opinion, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a South Carolina District Court judge’s finding that an insurer was equitably estopped from denying coverage to a new owner of the insured business for a...more

4/2/2014 - Denial of Benefits Equitable Estoppel Insurers

Court of Appeals Reverses Commission’s Order that Claimant did not have Radiculopathy

The S.C. Court of Appeals reversed the hearing commissioner, and appellate panel, and concluded that an injury to a claimant caused radiculopathy (contrary to the Commission’s finding), and therefore claimant could pursue a...more

3/28/2014 - Bodily Injury Wage and Hour Workplace Injury

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