Insureds’ Failed To Use Qualified Appraiser In Insurance Dispute, Panel Rules
(March 16, 2016, 2:11 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge did not err in granting summary judgment in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit because the insureds used a retired judge as their appraiser, and, under the terms of the insurance contract, he was not considered a “qualified appraiser,” a split Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled March 8 (Michael Neumann, et al. v. Allstate Insurance Co., No. 14-55275, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 4339).