Minn. Arbitration Notice Ruling Gives Ammo To Policyholders

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT) -- Minnesota's high court held last week in a construction defect coverage dispute that insurers provisionally defending policyholders in arbitration involving covered and noncovered claims have heightened notice obligations, a ruling experts say will help policyholders arguing for coverage of ambiguously allocated awards.

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in a coverage dispute between construction company Remodeling Dimensions Inc. and Integrity Mutual Insurance Co. that an insurer has a duty to promptly tell policyholders facing covered and noncovered claims that they can obtain a breakdown of the amounts...
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