Month: April 2022

PROPERTY IN 60 SECONDS: Bob Horst Quoted in Claims Journal

HKR’s Bob Horst has recently been quoted in two articles published in Claims Journal dealing with appraisal: Appraisals, Water Damage Fraud Among ‘New Normals’ Discussed at PLRB (April 5, 2022) Insurers Challenging Awards When Appraisers’ ‘Disinterest’ in Question (April 19, 2022) The law surrounding the appraisal process has been developing rapidly throughout the country in recent months.  …

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PROPERTY IN 60 SECONDS: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules for Insurer in COVID-19 Coverage Dispute

This morning, in the first state supreme court opinion on COVID-19 business income coverage, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that the virus does not cause physical loss of or damage to property that could trigger coverage under commercial property policies. In Verveine Corp. v. Strathmore Ins. Co., the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upheld the trial court’s ruling in favor of …

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Cryptocurrency Complications in the Property Insurance Context

Cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, Etherium and Litecoin, is a digital or virtual currency that is secured by cryptography. A distinct feature of cryptocurrency is that it is not issued by any central authority, such as a bank. Instead, internet users help maintain and manage the value of cryptocurrencies.  Cryptocurrency does not have any tangible existence, …

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