Robert McKennon and Scott Calvert Publish Article: Insurers turn to Drones

Posted in: Disability Insurance, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, Legal Articles, News Blog, Property & Casualty Insurance October 19, 2016

In the October 18, 2016 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Robert McKennon and Scott Calvert of the McKennon Law Group published an article regarding the use of drones by insurance companies in their insurance claims investigations.  In the …

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What’s a Policyholder to Do? California Court Permits “Conditional Judgment” Awarding Replacement Cost to Policyholders

Posted in: Breach of Contract, Case Updates, Commercial General Liability Insurance, Insurance Bad Faith, Property & Casualty Insurance December 11, 2014

When a covered property is damaged, the insured may face a quintessential Catch-22—the insured cannot afford to proceed with costly repairs or replacement without insurance money, but until the repairs or replacements are finished, the insured cannot recover under the …

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Property Insurers May Be Liable to Owners for Loss of Rents Resulting from Damaged Property

Posted in: Breach of Contract, Case Updates, Insurance Bad Faith, Policy Interpretation, Property & Casualty Insurance September 25, 2013

Commercial property owners may recover lost rental income from their insurer if they are unable to rent out damaged property, absent clear policy exclusions.  The California Court of Appeal recently held the owner of commercial property has a reasonable expectation …

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Insurer's General Reservation of Rights Does Not Entitle Insured to Cumis Counsel

Posted in: Commercial General Liability Insurance, Directors & Officers Insurance, Duty to Defend, Policy Interpretation, Property & Casualty Insurance September 05, 2013

In a recent ruling, the California Court of Appeal held that an insurer’s general reservation of rights to deny coverage of damages outside its policy does not create a conflict of interest with the insured, such that the insured in …

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