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9th Circuit Affirms Application of Prior Litigation and Prior Loss Exclusions as Bar to Coverage

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower federal court’s finding that a business and management insurance policy’s prior knowledge and prior litigation exclusions bar coverage for an underlying lawsuit in Douglas Woo, et al. v. Scottsdale In.  Co.,… Continue Reading →

Too Little Too Late – Insured’s Belated Offer to Submit to EUO Barred Breach of Contract and Bad Faith Actions

In a recorded phone call, Krikor Karamanoukian reported a claim to United Financial Casualty Company (UFCC) for vehicle property damage, which the insurer later found to be similar to a prior loss. During UFCC’s investigation, the Karamanoukians retained counsel, who… Continue Reading →

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