Panel: Court Erred In Not Deciding Coverage Issue Before Compelling Appraisal

Mealey's (March 24, 2016, 2:07 PM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held March 23 that a lower court should have held a hearing to decide whether roof damage to two apartment buildings was covered under the policy before ordering the insured and insurer to participate in Michigan’s statutory appraisal process, reversing and remanding the lower court (The D Boys, LLC, v. Mid-Century Insurance Co., No. 15-1347, 6th Cir.).

(Opinion available. Document #51-160414-010Z.)

Windstorm

In 2012, three apartment buildings owned by The D Boys were damaged by a windstorm....
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