Panel Affirms Judgment Based On Late Notice To Insurer On Breach Of Contract Claims

(April 18, 2016, 12:38 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — An insured’s failure to promptly give notice of hailstorm damage prejudiced an insurer’s investigation, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled April 14, affirming the entry of summary judgment to the insurer on breach of contract claims (Hamilton Properties, et al. v. American Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-10382, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 6818).

(Unpublished opinion available. Document #69-160506-008Z.)

In March 2006, Hamilton Properties acquired the Dallas Plaza Hotel in Dallas. Originally, the building was covered under an umbrella insurance...
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