Judge: Insured Not Entitled To Coverage Under ‘Known Loss’ Doctrine

Mealey's (March 16, 2016, 2:49 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — Summary judgment in favor of an insurer in an insurance bad faith and breach of contract lawsuit is proper because an insured was not entitled to coverage for losses under an automobile insurance policy because the insured knew that the accident occurred after the policy had been canceled and before it had been reinstated, a federal judge in New York ruled March 15 (John A. Sefcik v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., No. 14-1978, E.D. N.Y.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33328)....
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