Judge Grants Partial Win To Insurer In Dealership Damage Suit

By Hope Patti (January 25, 2022, 7:56 PM EST) -- A car dealership can't move forward with its breach of contract claim against Landmark American Insurance Co., a Kansas federal judge ruled, saying the company failed to show a policy provision that entitled it to a $2.3 million payout over its damaged vehicles.

U.S. District Judge Holly L. Teeter on Monday denied Brandon Steven Motors' partial motion for summary judgment over an unresolved coverage dispute stemming from a May 2019 hailstorm that left several hundred vehicles on its lot damaged.

"BSM's motion does not discuss the elements of a breach-of-contract claim," Judge Teeter said. "BSM instead generally argues that the policy covered the...

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