Anaysa Gallardo Stutzman | Zelle LLP | July 7, 2017 Assignment of benefits (“AOB”) have become a double-edge sword for the consuming public. While the public policy reasoning for their creation, to allow the insured to obtain immediate, necessary assistance in meeting their mitigation obligation and getting back to pre-loss condition, remains sound, the increased… Continue reading Down…But, Not Out!
Sean Shaw | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog | July 18, 2017 Assignment of Benefits (“AOBs”) has been an issue in the property insurance realm for several years. In fact, the Florida Legislature made a hard push to address the issue during the 2017 Session but was unable to do so. The two main AOB… Continue reading Two Different Approaches to the Assignment of Benefits Issue
Charles Mathis | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog | July 17, 2017 The requests from our readers keep coming and in this week’s installment of my blog series on Assignment of Benefits (“AOB”) we are taking a look at California and how AOBs are handled there. California Insurance Code § 520, states as follows, “[a]n agreement not… Continue reading Assignment of Benefits, Part 10: California
Amanda Hairston | Farella Braun & Martel LLP | July 21, 2017 Clients regularly ask their counsel to propose alternative fee arrangements and they are growing in popularity. While these arrangements can be beneficial for clients, they should be carefully considered when an insurance company will be paying all or part of the defense fees.… Continue reading Alternative Fee Arrangements When the Insurer Is Footing the Bill
Michael D. Klemm | Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC | June 21, 2017 As summer gets into full swing, Minnesotans spend more time outdoors, and some community association members make plans to build or replace decks attached to their homes. In many cases, such decks extend beyond the unit boundaries and encroach upon the common elements… Continue reading Crossing the line? Obtaining Building Permits for Decks in CIC’s