Monthly Archives: March 2015

Indiana Court Dismisses Bad Faith Allegations and Praises Insurer for Timely Claims-Handling

A recent federal District Court decision from Indiana, Autumn Glen Homeowners Ass’n. v. Travelers Ind. Co. of America, 2015 WL 1256391, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33317 (S.D. Ind., Mar. 18, 2015) provides insight into both affirmative, good faith adjustment processes and appropriate challenges to a public adjuster’s report which the claimant used to attempt to create a question of fact regarding the insurer’s good faith claims handling.  The court granted summary judgment to the insurer on bad faith and breach of fiduciary duty issues while striking the public adjuster’s affidavit. The case continues only on the breach of contract issues. The underlying claim involves a common problem in adjusting a roof hail damage loss.  In this case the loss was

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Cozen’s Melissa White to Speak at the 2015 CLM Annual Conference

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) is a national organization created to meet the needs of insurance professionals in the claims and litigation management fields.  Founded in 2007, CLM currently has over 25,000 members.  It holds an annual conference each year with collaborative educational sessions focused on all facets of the insurance industry that is attended by 1800 people. This year’s conclave is in Palm Desert, California on Wednesday, March 25th, through Friday, March 27th, and one of the speakers is Cozen’s Melissa O’Loughlin White.  A link to the conference can be found here.  Melissa will be speaking at a Thursday afternoon session on “Institutional Bad Faith:  Are You Insulated?”  The presentation will share strategies crafted to reduce corporate

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