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...

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...

Simmons v. Standard Fire Insurance (8:08-cv-01844-PJM, Doc 36, May 7, 2010) is another 27-1001 first party bad faith case out of the Federal District Court. It's unique in that the Court (dealing with a pro se defendant) explains exactly what kind of...

One more thing about Fakhoury: it ends with the insured giving the insurer a consent judgment of $968,214.33 to be paid in low monthly payment (to escalate if the Fakhoury's ever got more money) and by liquidating the Fakhoury's real property. This i...

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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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