QBE Can't Nix Homeowners' Hurricane Wilma Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 6:02 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Friday rejected QBE Insurance Corp.'s effort to shoot down a Florida homeowner association's lawsuit alleging the company improperly estimated damage from Hurricane Wilma, saying the association complied with policy requirements and thus can sue.

QBE had filed a motion to dismiss the suit on the grounds that Seagate Towers Condominium Association Inc.'s demand for a new damage appraisal was premature. But U.S. District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp agreed with Seagate that a 2010 letter it sent to the insurer constituted a written...
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