Category Archives: Property

Property Subrogation Posts

“Matching Regulations” Affecting Homeowners’ Insurance Claims

It remains one of the most difficult issues to deal within the world of property insurance. Homeowners’ insurance policies usually contain a provision obligating the carrier to repair or replace an insured’s damaged property with “material of like kind and … Learn More

Indiana Landlord-Tenant Property Subrogation Claims Become More Predictable

On December 28, 2018, the Indiana Court of Appeals issued a decision which continues to leave property subrogation involving landlords and tenant very much up in the air and subject to a case-by-case evaluation. In the case of Youell v. … Learn More

Connecticut Supreme Court Loosens Restrictions On Subrogation Against Tenants

The Connecticut Supreme Court just made it easier for a landlord’s property insurer to subrogate against a tenant whose negligence causes damage to the landlord’s building. For years, Connecticut had followed the so-called “Sutton Rule” which holds that tenants are … Learn More

An Earthquake Shouldn’t Shake Your Subrogation Claim

On Friday, November 30th, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Alaska, approximately 10 miles northeast of Anchorage. Thankfully, the damage appears to be limited mainly to property loss, and a lot of that can be attributed to Alaska’s stringent building codes … Learn More

Subrogating The Northern California Wildfire

Fire-ravaged California is no stranger to the devastating loss of life and property at the hands of wildfires. This summer, a series of large wildfires erupted across California, mostly in the northern part of the state, including the destructive Carr … Learn More

Check Your Everlotus Supply Lines: Interline Brands Settles Class Action Lawsuit Involving DuraPro Toilet Connectors

Almost everyone involved in handling property damage subrogation has faced a claim involving a failed water supply line that was sold or distributed by Interline Brands, Inc. These supply lines are often identified as “Everlotus” supply lines based on the … Learn More

Why Molten Lava And Insurance Don’t Mix

Subrogating Pele and the Goddess of Fire In the Hawaiian religion, Tūtū Pele is the goddess of fire and volcanoes and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiians believe Kilauea to be inhabited by a “family of fire gods”, one … Learn More

To Release Or Not To Release? That Is The Question

Extinguishing Third-Party Liability as a Prerequisite to Contribution The absence of a simple sentence in a release signed by the claimant after settling a liability claim is costing liability carriers millions of dollars in contribution recoveries across the country. By … Learn More

Subrogating E-Cigarette Explosions

E-cigarettes are advertised and sold as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. They literally burst onto the scene back in 2007 and are now a $7 billion global industry made up of roughly 500 brands. Some of the most popular brands … Learn More

Don’t Give Frozen Pipe Subrogation The Cold Shoulder

Most people remember from grade-school science class that water expands as it freezes. There is also a common misconception that this expanding ice physically causes a pipe to rupture. However, this expanding ice is often only one part of the equation, in … Learn More