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Illinois Court Rules Insurer Had Contractual Right to Subrogation

Zurich American Insurance Co. may pursue a subrogation lawsuit against a subcontractor that it says forced it to pay a nearly $3 million builder’s risk claim by designing a defective stormwater detention system during construction of an academic building at …

Idaho: Insurer that Settled with Tortfeasor Can’t Demand Subrogation Suit by Insured

An insurer that reached a settlement with a motorist who caused a crash cannot deny a underinsured motorist claim on the basis that its policyholder failed to comply with the terms of her auto policy by not filing a subrogation …

Viewpoint: Recovery of In-House Repair Costs and Loss of Use

One of the most heavily contested types of subrogation cases we encounter involves recovery of the reasonable cost of repairs performed in-house by a commercial fleet, trucking company, auto dealership, or rental car company whose vehicle has been damaged due …

Miss. Supreme Allows Subrogation Suit Against ATV Driver in Crash Involving Lt. Gov.

A workers’ compensation fund for Mississippi state agencies will can take subrogation action against the driver of an all-terrain vehicle that badly injured the former chief of staff to the state’s lieutenant governor, the Mississippi Supreme Court decided. A circuit …

More than 1.5 Million Dehumidifiers Under Recall After Fire Reports

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 1.5 million dehumidifiers are under recall following reports of nearly two dozen fires, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall impacts 42 models of dehumidifiers sold under five brand names: Kenmore, …

State Farm Seeking to Recover $1.5M from Owners of Collapsed Garage

The collapse of a New York City garage in April was caused by the negligence of the owners of the building, according to State Farm, which is suing them to recover $1.5 million in payments to the garage’s customers who …

Del. High Court: Insurer Can’t Recover for Water Damage Caused by Tenant’s Errant Drone

Sathiyaselvam Thangavel’s hijinks with a drone caused more than $77,000 in damage to the apartment building where he lived, but his landlord’s insurer can’t recover that money from Thangavel even though he signed a lease saying he is solely responsible …

Fla. Insurance Reform Bill Will Dampen Construction Defect Subrogation Suits

Florida lawmakers this year approved a measure that could help reduce liability insurance premiums for home and condo builders – and limit exposure and litigation for liability insurers. But Senate Bill 360, which took effect in April, could also make …

Claims Business: Sedgwick, Davies and Engle Martin

Sedgwick Acquires Appraisal Service Sedgwick, the global benefits, risk management and claims management firm, has acquired Appraisal Service of Mississippi Inc., an auto and property valuation firm. The move further expands Sedgwick’s presence in auto and property claims, the company …

Subrogating Rental Car Physical Damage and Loss of Use Claims

Automobile rental is a $29 billion industry and constitutes a significant portion of the transport sector in America. In 2018, there were 2,212,925 rental vehicles on U.S roads. There are six million auto accidents in the U.S. every year, and …