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Understanding the criteria for a Wisconsin bad faith claim is necessary when it’s time to get serious about an insurance company’s conduct.
For complex claims with several coverages being claimed, such as alternative living expenses and contents, public adjusters can smooth the process.
I think proofs of loss are an opportunity. It is an opportunity for the insured property owner to sit down with a contractor and/or public adjuster and carefully consider the scope of repair. Careful consideration benefits everyone.
The state law method is the default method when the insurance policy does not state the method. The insurance policy itself can govern calculation of interest, to the point that interest can be written out of an insurance policy.
Most Wisconsin insurance policies include a cooperation clause whereby the insured property owner must produce documents and records to support an insurance claim. The insurance company can deny a valid claim when a property owner fails to cooperate. Yet the insurer’s right to do so is not absolute.
The essence of a misrepresentation is when an insured states a fact that is false
Insurance companies that allege a breach of the cooperation clause must prove prejudice in addition to materiality.
Insurance companies will refuse to pay claims due to two similar, yet different, reasons: fraud and lack of cooperation. This article will discuss an insurer’s claim an insured property owner committed fraud. There is a distinction between criminal fraud proven by a...
The purpose of Wisconsin’s interest statute applied to insurance claims is found in its name: “Timely Payment of Claims”.
Insured Minnesota property owners who take their disputed insurance claim to appraisal can recover interest on the award. Appraisal is an out-of-court dispute resolution process comparable to arbitration. In Minnesota, it is the forum to decide the amount and cause of...