STORY FROM: Superstorm Sandy Insurance Litigation

Mo. Federal Judge Dismisses Claims Against Insurer, Mortgage Provider in Storm Action

ST. LOUIS — A Missouri federal judge has dismissed claims of breach of contract claims asserted against a homeowner’s insurer and mortgage provider in a storm damage action, holding that the plaintiff was not a beneficiary under the force-placed policy and therefore had no contractual right to collect the proceeds, which went toward paying off her mortgage.

On Nov. 14, Judge Ronnie L. White of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri also dismissed tortious interference claims asserted against the mortgage provider, ruling that the plaintiff failed to allege a valid business expectancy because she is ...

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