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Waiting for Claim Assignment Doesn’t Toll Statute of Limitations: American Family v. Plunkett

Posted in Assignments, Illinois, Insurance, States, Statute of Limitations

After paying a flood damage claim, an insurance company waits too long to get an assignment of the rights to sue a contractor and architect. Result: the insurance company’s lawsuit gets dismissed and the Illinois Appellate Court affirms. The decision: American Family v. Plunkett (PDF). Backstory An owner’s property floods in the summer of 2006…. Continue Reading

Bill Giving Injured Construction Workers Greater Recovery Against Property Owners Passes Texas House Of Represenantives

Posted in Bills and Proposed Legislation, Insurance, Safety, States, Texas

The Texas House passed a bill (HB1657) in a 73-71 vote and sent it to the Senate.  If enacted, HB1657 will expand the types of claims injured construction workers can recover from property owners under Texas law.    Earlier this year the Texas Supreme Court decided Entergy v. Summers.  Under that case, property owners who buy… Continue Reading