5th Circuit: Insurer Was Prejudiced By ‘Unreasonably Late Notice’ In Hailstorm Suit

Mealey's (April 15, 2016, 10:53 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 14 found that the owner of a vacant Dallas hotel failed to provide prompt notice of its claim for hailstorm damage and that its insurer was prejudiced by the late notice (Hamilton Properties, et al. v. The American Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-10382, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 6818).

(Per curiam opinion available. Document #51-160512-002Z.)

Hailstorm Damage

In March 2006, Hamilton Properties acquired the Dallas Plaza Hotel in Dallas. Originally, the building...
To view the full article, register now.