STORY FROM: Superstorm Sandy Insurance Litigation

Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment Denied in Fla. Federal Sinkhole Coverage Action

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida federal judge has denied cross-motions for summary judgment in a sinkhole coverage dispute, finding questions of fact as to whether the insured provided prompt notice of its claim to the insurer.

In a Feb. 23 order, Judge James S. Moody Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida further found issues of fact exist as to the amount of the insured’s above ground damages.

American States Insurance Co. provided coverage for El Faro Assembly of God’s buildings in Ocala, Fla. The first building is a large sanctuary/congregation hall with office space, ...

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