Negligence Complaint Against Insurance Broker Is Untimely, Indiana Panel Affirms

(February 1, 2016, 1:20 PM EST) -- INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana appeals panel on Jan. 29 affirmed a lower court’s finding that an insured’s complaint alleging that an insurance broker negligently failed to procure adequate insurance was “untimely” (Timothy Hipskind v. Insurance One Services Inc., et al., No. 85A02-1508-PL-1239, Ind. App.; 2016 Ind. App. Unpub. LEXIS 63).

(Memorandum decision available. Document #13-160204-024Z.)

On Feb. 5, 2012, Timothy Hipskind’s house was completely destroyed by fire. Hipskind’s homeowners insurer, Auto-Owners Insurance Co., refused to pay the $278,000 to replace the house.

Alleged Negligence

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