Articles tagged with: lawsuit

03 May 2012

Insurance Company Challenging Connecticut Fire Claims

Rebecca Kelley, Posted in News

Insurance Company Challenging Connecticut Fire Claims

Utica First Insurance Co. is fighting lawsuits from a Christmas morning fire in Stamford, Connecticut, that resulted in the death of five people. They're arguing that the contractor hired to renovate the house that caught fire "misrepresented the type and scope of work he did," and that had the insurance company been properly informed, they wouldn't have issued coverage.

01 May 2012

Progressive Sues State Farm and Hartford Financial Services, Alleges Patent Infringement

Jason Arango, Posted in News

Progressive Sues State Farm and Hartford Financial Services, Alleges Patent Infringement

Yesterday Progressive filed patent infringement lawsuits against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance and Hartford Financial Services, alleging the rival insurers were infringing on three patents related to monitoring vehicle usage and utilizing that data to help determine insurance rates. Business Week reports that both complaints were filed in a Cleveland federal court and “the complaints target Hartford’s ‘TrueLane’ and State Farm’s ‘Drive Safe & Save’ initiatives.”

13 April 2012

Insurance Company Ordered to Pay 90-Year Old Woman $34 Million

Rebecca Kelley, Posted in News

Insurance Company Ordered to Pay 90-Year Old Woman $34 Million

Last week Ability Insurance was ordered to pay Arlene Hull a whopping $34.3 million after refusing to pay the 90-year old customer's nursing home bills. A Montana jury unanimously decided that Ability had breached its contract with Hull and awarded punitive damage payouts. Montana state law caps such payouts, so Hull could potentially only end up receiving $12.3 million of the $34.3 million settlement.

06 April 2012

Hulu Sued By Hartford Casualty Insurance Over Claim Dispute

Rebecca Kelley, Posted in News

Hulu Sued By Hartford Casualty Insurance Over Claim Dispute

Online entertainment hub and video streaming site Hulu is being sued by its insurer, Hartford Casualty Insurance Company, over a coverage dispute. Hulu has constantly been battling class-action claims that the site keeps dropping cookies on their users that reappear even after browsers are cleared. Hulu expected Hartford Casualty to provide coverage for these claims but the insurance company is arguing that its "bodily injury and property damage" coverage doesn't apply to Hulu's situation, and they're suing to seek confirmation of their argument.