Articles & Advisories Publication: Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Winter 2018 - ABA Publishing

Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation

Viktoriya Kruglyak, associate at Farrell Fritz, is one of the contributors to this article.

Introduction

During this past year, the pace of cases involving large-scale disasters ground almost to a halt. However, in light of this year’s major hurricanes, there will undoubtedly be a significant uptick this coming year and thereafter. The principles of property insurance law, however, remain the same. Issues addressed below will be relevant to hurricane claims and litigation, including causation, anti-concurrent causation language in exclusions, mold coverage, time element coverages, and the scope of appraisal. Of course, while the principles remain the same, their application to the unique facts of every claim is usually the source of the disputes.

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