July 7, 2010

Commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policies generally
cover liability for unsolicited "blast faxes" that violate federal law,
a Florida court has ruled.

The Supreme Court of Florida issued its ruling
Jan. 28 in a case involving a 2003 CGL policy provision on advertising
...

July 7, 2010

As the nation's insurance adjusters descend on Mississippi and Alabama
to assess the damage of last weekend's deadly tornado, one question
that worries its victims is whether insurers will try to avoid covering
claims related to the disaster.

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July 7, 2010

Earthquakes are one of the natural disasters that are not typically covered under conventional homeowners insurance policies. And while many people think that Californians are the only ones who need to worry about earthquake insurance, the reality is that earthquake risk is far more widespread than that, says Michael T. McRaith, chairman of the Property and Casualty Committee of the National...

July 7, 2010

WASHINGTON — President Obama gets high marks, even from some Republicans, for the way he has begun carrying out the new health care law in the 100 days since it was signed. And a new poll suggests a small increase in favorable views of the measure since May.

But it remains unclear whether a substantial number of people will see tangible benefits before the November elections, and...

June 24, 2010

GULFPORT -- The Merlin Law Group, which has only
one policyholder lawsuit still open against State Farm Fire and
Casualty Co., announced Thursday a settlement has been reached with the
company in 22 cases.

"Obviously, we are pleased to settle
without costly and lengthy litigation," said State Farm spokesman
Fraser Engerman, who declined to...

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June 24, 2010

In a queue of more than 100 taxis that idled Thursday evening at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Farouk Sattar sat in the driver's seat of his cab and waited for another chance to share his pointed message about Allstate Insurance Co.

June 23, 2010

Briefing Begins in Fairbanks

 

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June 23, 2010

State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner will announce details
today in Oakland of a $10 million settlement involving the sale of
improper annuities to California seniors. by Minnesota-based Allianz
Life Insurance Company of North America.

Under the terms of the settlement, Allianz will enact more
consumer protections to ensure that seniors who buy annuities...

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June 23, 2010

If the worst happens, you can't be sure you'll collect enough to bring back the home you love. Here's what to do.