Case Study: Great American V. End Zone Pub

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT) -- In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Rhode Island declared that a claimant lacks the ability to bring an action against an insurer for violation of Rhode Island’s Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act, R.I. Gen. Laws, tit. 27, ch. 9.1 (1956).  The case is Great American E&S Insurance Co. v. End Zone Pub & Grill of Narragansett Inc., No. 2010-375-Appeal. 

The case is an insurance coverage dispute arising from an altercation between a patron of the insured and the insured’s employees. When the patron filed...
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