Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals handed down a new insurance case: Dolan v. Kemper Independence Insurance Company, No. 0084, September Term, 2017.

Dolan reaffirmed that policyholders must participate in Examinations Under Oath (“EUOs”) in UM / UIM...

Almost all property insurance policies contain “Appraisal” clauses. These clauses establish procedures for settling claims out of court. Here’s a sample from a homeowners insurance policy:

Appraisal

If we and you do not agree on the amount of loss, eit...

Maryland has expanded 27-1001 to Disability Claims effective October 1 and forward. See House Bill 990 from the present session.

 

I read the "revised" fiscal policy note. It had nothing of any real interest. I was hoping for an assessment on whether a...

Reviewing our statistics, the most trafficked post on the blog was about the appeals process for bad faith actions and Thompson v. State. That was also one of the earliest post we’ve written. Rereading it, it’s bad blog writing. It’s unclear, assumes...

Another unreported Federal decision on Maryland’s First Party Bad Faith regime, §27-1001. This one involves a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, a clarification of a not-particularly-obscure point about §27-301 et seq. (the Unfair Claim...

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Appraisal and Its Limits

April 25, 2018

Almost all property insurance policies contain “Appraisal” clauses. These clauses establish procedures for settling claims out of court. Here’s a samp...

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