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Loss Coverage Appraisal

When Policyholders Aren't Entitled To Preaward Interest

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Most property insurance policies contain an appraisal clause that provides that if the parties cannot agree on the amount of loss, either party may demand an appraisal. An appraisal panel consisting of two party-appointed...more

California Court: Appraisers Cannot be Directed to Assign Loss Values to Undamaged or Non-Existent Items in the Insured’s Scope

by Cozen O'Connor on

It is axiomatic that the appraisers’ task is solely to determine the amount of loss, as opposed to coverage or liability. In Li-Lin Sung v. California Capital Ins. Co., 2015 WL 3797827, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 530 (Jun. 18,...more

Appraisers’ Failure to Perform Assessment of Property’s Existence or Damage is Reversible Error

In Lee v. California Capital Insurance Co. (No. A136280; filed 6/18/15), a California Court of Appeal held that it was error for an appraisal panel to assign loss values to items simply because they were listed in the...more

A House of a Different Color: The Changing Role of Appraisal Panels

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Minnesota’s severe weather season is here. With that season comes the possibility of hail, heavy rain, lightning, and other weather-related threats that can quickly result in serious property damage to residential and...more

Florida’s Fifth District Holds Method of Repair is within the Scope of Appraisal and a Party’s Attorney may not Serve as a...

In Florida Insurance Guaranty Assoc., v. Branco, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D2020a (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 5th Dist. Sept. 19, 2014), the Fifth District affirmed in part and reversed in part a Hernando County trial court’s order...more

Pennsylvania Court Addresses What Is a Coverage Dispute for Appraisal Purposes

by Cozen O'Connor on

Last month, a Pennsylvania federal court rejected the notion that a dispute over whether an admittedly covered occurrence necessitated repair of certain discrete portions of the damaged structure was a coverage dispute,...more

NY Joins Texas In The Broad Use Of Appraisal

by Zelle LLP on

Virtually all property insurance policies include an appraisal provision to resolve disputes over the “amount of loss” for a covered claim. Historically, the phrase “amount of loss” was interpreted to limit appraisal to those...more

Waiver of Right of Appraisal in Property Insurance Claims

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

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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