Systemic Denial: A Corban v USAA postscript

First the systemic: Insurance companies basically sell security. A consumer is willing to pay insurance premiums in the expectation that if something bad happens—a house burns down, a car crashes—the company will pay for the loss that otherwise might financially ruin the consumer. I had homeowners (wind/hail) through USAA, I also purchased my flood coverage … Continue reading “Systemic Denial: A Corban v USAA postscript”

BREAKING: Corban v USAA settles

Anita Lee has all the scoop as the wind water debate rages in the commentary to her story. I suspect, given the related Mississippi Supreme Court decision, USAA paid up big. (Our exhaustive coverage of Corban can be found by clicking here.) Sadly for the public, we will not get to see Mr Haney lose another big case … Continue reading “BREAKING: Corban v USAA settles”

Mississippi Law Journal publishes “…Rendered far too late” – Chip Merlin on Corban v USAA

To understand the significance of the Mississippi Supreme Court’s decision in Corban v. USAA, it is necessary to consider the financial devastation and unnecessary insurance coverage litigation caused by the absence of it during the four years from the date Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi’s gulf coast. Merlin’s lead grabbed my attention as did his page … Continue reading “Mississippi Law Journal publishes “…Rendered far too late” – Chip Merlin on Corban v USAA”

Jim Brown on Chinese Drywall, the Pollution Exclusion and Corban

Thursday, October 15, 2009 Baton Rouge, Louisiana BLEAK LOUISIANA INSURANCE CLIMATE IN MONTHS TO COME! There should be plenty of good news on the property insurance front, both in Louisiana and throughout the gulf south. Hurricane season is over, the third year in a row without the threat of a major storm. One would think … Continue reading “Jim Brown on Chinese Drywall, the Pollution Exclusion and Corban”

Insurance Law Hawaii reviews Corban decision – Impressed with the clarity of the analysis

The Mississippi Supreme Court shined in its analysis of the term “concurrently.” At the top of the SLABBED blogroll and now dear to our heart as well, Insurance Law Hawaii writes Corban Presents Well-Reasoned Analysis of Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause: Having now read the full Corban decision, I am impressed with the clarity of the analysis set forth … Continue reading “Insurance Law Hawaii reviews Corban decision – Impressed with the clarity of the analysis”

Judge Senter applies Corban, issues trio of Orders in Bossier v State Farm

Attention now turns to several dispositive motions filed by Plaintiff concerning [77] the issue of the anti-concurrent cause clause in the subject insurance policy; [79] the issue of windstorm; [82] the dwelling extension coverage; and [83] “accidental direct physical loss” suffered by Plaintiff. At the time these motions were filed, some of the issues were … Continue reading “Judge Senter applies Corban, issues trio of Orders in Bossier v State Farm”

Da Corban spin continues: AIA prefers denial while the National Underwriter carries III press release calling it news

Robert Hartwig isn’t the only prostitute (I mean shill) who will say or do anything (and I mean anything) for the right amount of money. Not to be left out and preferring denial over Hartwiggian threats the AIA issued the following press release: (Nowdy isn’t it about time we got some more hits out of Montana on … Continue reading “Da Corban spin continues: AIA prefers denial while the National Underwriter carries III press release calling it news”

The Push Back on Corban

THE PUSH BACK ON CORBAN – “YOU’RE GONNA PAY FOR THIS!“ A few days ago Slabbed carried a Bam Bam post on State Farm’s new 45% rate increase, and the process of “whipsawing.” It explained how State Farm uses the media and purchased politicians to manipulate and scare homeowners in depleted Cat markets, who are … Continue reading “The Push Back on Corban”

Corban v. USAA

CORBAN v. USAA – THE 1500 DAY GREEK TRAGEDY Pardon the obvious patronage, but it’s fitting that Slabbed pay homage to the dedicated lawyers and astute circuit judge who were involved in Corban’s journey to the Mississippi Supreme Court. FOR THE PLAINTIFF: Judy Guice; Clyde Gunn; Richard Phillips; Christopher Van Cleave; Neil Harris; William Corban … Continue reading “Corban v. USAA”