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Insurance for State of Delaware Waives Sovereign Immunity

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On February 15, 2023, Kimberly Letke (“Plaintiff”) filed a pro se Complaint against Defendant Matthew Sprinkle (“Sprenkle”) for defamation and malicious prosecution.  On October 3, 2023, Plaintiff filed another Complaint added Defendants Cpl. Tyler Beulter

Force Placed Insurance Charges Allow Special Defense to Foreclosure
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In an action to foreclose a mortgage the trial court granted in part the plaintiff’s motion to strike the defendant’s special defenses and counterclaim; subsequently, the court, Cirello, J., granted the plaintiff’s motion for

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The Source for the Insurance Fraud Professional
Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter (ZIFL) continues its 28th year of publication dedicated to those involved in reducing the effect of

Litigation is an Improper Method to Negotiate Insurance Coverage
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Plaintiffs’ attempted to secure insurance coverage for an action currently pending in federal court (the “Underlying Litigation”). Plaintiffs looked to two towers of D&O insurance to provide that coverage, naming a dozen individual insurers in

If Lender Approves Use of Insurance Funds to Repair It Cannot Claim it was Damaged

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CG Tides LLC, et al. (the “Borrowers”) appealed a final summary judgment of foreclosure. Among other things, the judgment at issue allows over $20,000,000 in retroactively calculated default interest

No Meeting of Minds No Contract
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Attorney Richard Schicker sued a former client, Brandi Cady, seeking payment for attorney fees under a contingency fee agreement. The district court dismissed Schicker’s complaint, finding that there had been no meeting of the minds during the formation

Fraudster Pawns Jewelry & Then Claims it Stolen
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The defendant, Vincent Chaney, appealed two orders from Superior Court denying his motions to suppress and for a new trial. In State of New Hampshire v. Vincent Chaney, No. 2022-0718, Supreme Court of New Hampshire (May

Plaintiff Entitled to Know All Insurance Available to Defendants
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Pedro Fundora filed suit against Robert Dangond and Maria Guevara after sustaining injuries when Dangond struck Fundora with a vehicle owned by Guevara. On appeal, Fundora argued that the trial court erred by granting

Fairly Debatable Claim Defeats Charge of Bad Faith
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On May 7, 2019, Saddletree Holding, LLC (Saddletree) filed an insurance claim for damages sustained to its building located in Upton, Wyoming (the Building). The Building was used as a community events center. Following a winter