STORY FROM: Superstorm Sandy Insurance Litigation

Conn. Judge Overturns $1.25 Million Verdict in Hurricane Wilma Action, Says Insurer’s Claim Time-Barred

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut federal judge has overturned a $1.25 million verdict rendered in favor of an insurer in a dispute over whether an adjuster negligently failed to include a property’s mortgagee on an insurance claim payment for hurricane damage, ruling that the action was time-barred.

In a June 8 order, Judge Michael P. Shea of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut explained that the adjuster’s allegedly negligent omission occurred more than three years before the insurer filed and no evidence was submitted proving either a special relationship relating to the property continued to exist after ...

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