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    A TRAILER PARKED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

A TRAILER PARKED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

Cole Cooper, while riding his motorcycle, struck a trailer that had been left on the side of the road. Cole sued the trailer owner, Rick’s Blacktop & Paving Company, who turned the case over to Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company who provided both commercial general liability coverage and business auto coverage for Rick’s. Grinnell refused to provide coverage under either policy. Rick’s challenged the decision and when he didn’t like the

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    NOT EVERYONE IN THE HOME IS AN INSURED

NOT EVERYONE IN THE HOME IS AN INSURED

Malcolm accidentally shot and seriously injured Dwight. The incident occurred in the home of Malcolm’s parents but Malcolm had lived away from the home for many years. However, during the year in which the accident occurred, Malcolm had visited and lived in the house for long periods. When a verdict of $1.3 million was awarded to Dwight because of the injury, Malcolm requested coverage from his parent’s homeowners carrier, Travelers,

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    YOU CAN’T INSURE A BUILDING AFTER THE FIRE HAS STARTED

YOU CAN’T INSURE A BUILDING AFTER THE FIRE HAS STARTED

Construction Contractors Employer Group purchased a policy from Federal Insurance with an effective date of March 23, 2013. In July 2012, prior to starting the application process, Construction had started an investigation because it had been notified of an unexpected lack of funds situation. The investigation was completed in May 2013, at which time the claim was presented.to the new carrier. Federal denied the loss because Construction had discovered the

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    The importance of a condition

The importance of a condition

Mitchell was the pilot of a Cessna 414 carrying two passengers when it crashed, killing all occupants. Potter owned the plane and permitted Mitchell to pilot the craft because, based on the information provided to Potter, he was considered a professional pilot. U.S. Specialty Insurance Company declined Potter’s claim when presented because based on the pilot’s logged hours condition, Mitchell was not qualified to pilot the craft. Potter argued that

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    Turning rain into rainwater

Turning rain into rainwater

A corroded cast-iron pipe ruptured while it was carrying rainwater from the roof to the storm sewer. Unfortunately, the pipe was on the inside of the building. The water that rushed out following the rupture caused significant damage to Amish Connection’s office so a claim was filed with State Farm Fire and Casualty Company. Unfortunately, State Farm denied the coverage because the policy limitation stated that interior damage by rain

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