The Property Line

Tressler’s experienced Insurance attorneys write about the latest legal news. Tressler has been focused on protecting the interests of insurers for more than 30 years.

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A Kentucky federal judge ruled that Shelter Mutual Insurance Company doesn’t have to pay a $4 million judgment against a daycare center director in a child abuse case, finding that coverage is barred by an exclusion in the director’s homeowners policy for business-related claims. In May 2017, a Kentucky jury found the insured, the director of Louisville-based daycare center Kidz University Inc., had negligently failed to supervise staff and comply with child abuse prevention laws,…
In Witcher v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 2018 IL App (5th) 170001-U (Ill. App. Jan. 26, 2018), the insureds demanded an appraisal following a fire loss.  A fire rendered the insureds’ home a total loss, but the insureds and State Farm could not agree on loss valuation. State Farm received notice of the written appraisal demand, but did not respond to it within 20 days of receipt as required by its homeowner’s policy.…
In Witcher v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 2018 IL App (5th) 170001-U (Ill. App. Jan. 26, 2018), the insureds demanded an appraisal following a fire loss.  A fire rendered the insureds’ home a total loss, but the insureds and State Farm could not agree on loss valuation. State Farm received notice of the written appraisal demand, but did not respond to it within 20 days of receipt as required by its homeowner’s policy.…
Aon Hussain is an associate in the Insurance Practice.  He represents insurers in litigation and non-litigation matters related to commercial general liability coverage, first party property coverage, and excess/umbrella liability coverage.  Many of his cases require the defense of common law and statutory bad faith claims. His practice areas include Litigation, Insurance, Claims Handling & Extracontractual Liability, Commercial Litigation, Coverage Analysis, First Party Property, and Insurance Consulting. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of…
Aon Hussain is an associate in the Insurance Practice.  He represents insurers in litigation and non-litigation matters related to commercial general liability coverage, first party property coverage, and excess/umbrella liability coverage.  Many of his cases require the defense of common law and statutory bad faith claims. His practice areas include Litigation, Insurance, Claims Handling & Extracontractual Liability, Commercial Litigation, Coverage Analysis, First Party Property, and Insurance Consulting. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of…
Aon Hussain is an associate in the Insurance Practice.  He represents insurers in litigation and non-litigation matters related to commercial general liability coverage, first party property coverage, and excess/umbrella liability coverage.  Many of his cases require the defense of common law and statutory bad faith claims. His practice areas include Litigation, Insurance, Claims Handling & Extracontractual Liability, Commercial Litigation, Coverage Analysis, First Party Property, and Insurance Consulting. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of…
Add Colorado to the handful of states set to provide guidance on the level of impartiality required of appraisers. The Colorado Supreme Court recently provided notice that it will rule on key issues relating to the interpretation of appraisal provisions in first party property policies.  In granting certiorari, the court noted that its upcoming ruling will analyze: (1) whether an appraiser can “favor one side more than the other” and act as “advocates” for…
Add Colorado to the handful of states set to provide guidance on the level of impartiality required of appraisers. The Colorado Supreme Court recently provided notice that it will rule on key issues relating to the interpretation of appraisal provisions in first party property policies.  In granting certiorari, the court noted that its upcoming ruling will analyze: (1) whether an appraiser can “favor one side more than the other” and act as “advocates” for…
Add Colorado to the handful of states set to provide guidance on the level of impartiality required of appraisers. The Colorado Supreme Court recently provided notice that it will rule on key issues relating to the interpretation of appraisal provisions in first party property policies.  In granting certiorari, the court noted that its upcoming ruling will analyze: (1) whether an appraiser can “favor one side more than the other” and act as “advocates” for…
The year 2017 has not been too kind.  In late August, Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas.  Initial estimates for damages related to Harvey are between $70 billion and $108 billion.  Now, Florida and its neighbors in the Southeast are experiencing the impact of Hurricane Irma.  And after Hurricane Irma subsides, some meteorologists suggest that another tropical storm, Hurricane Jose, may potentially impact the United States as well. Given these events, it is likely that property…