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Jun 24, 2018

Insurance – Fire – Insufficient Coverage Amount – Landlord/Tenant

The plaintiff-landlord of convenience store property has not shown that the defendant-insurance agency had a duty to provide sufficient insurance to plaintiff’s tenant, so plaintiff cannot make out claims against the agency for negligence, negligent misrepresentation, or breach of fiduciary duty. The court grants defendant’s motion for summary judgment. Background The lease between plaintiff a[...]

May 15, 2018

At least 16 boats damaged by fire at South Carolina dock

ANDERSON (AP) At least 16 boats have been damaged in a fire at a marina on a South Carolina lake. Media outlets reported that Anderson County authorities say the fire was reported just after noon May 14 on Lake Hartwell. One boater was burned and at least one firefighter had to be treated for heat exhaustion. […]

Apr 21, 2014

1 dies, 5 hurt in fire at SC beach house

GARDEN CITY  (AP) — A Timmonsville woman has died after a fire in Garden City that sent five people to hospitals. Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard says 38-year-old Melissa Lamb died in the fire around 4 a.m. Sunday. An autopsy was planned Monday. The fire started on the ground floor of a three-story […]

Jan 31, 2013

Real Property – Unjust Enrichment & Equitable Estoppel – Oral Agreement – Ambiguities — Improvements – Destruction by Fire

Barnes v. Johnson The parties had vague oral agreements that plaintiff could live in, improve, and buy defendant’s property and that the parties might sell the improved property and split the “profit”; these agreements were not specific enough to support the application of the equitable estoppel doctrine.

Jul 11, 2012

Insurance – Fire – Fraudulent Application – Purchase Price – Past Claims

Scottsdale Insurance Co. v. Collins Although defendant contends he merely answered questions posed to him by an insurance agent and then signed the application that the agent printed out, when he signed the application, defendant asserted that he had read the application and that the statements in it were true. However, the application indicated that the purchase price for the house being[...]

Feb 29, 2012

Insurance – Fire – Rescission — Nightclub Vacancy – Occasional Use – Insurance Application Answers – Bad Faith Counterclaim – Civil Practice – Discovery – 2C Witness

Certain Interested Underwriters at Lloyd’s London v. Cooper The defendant-insured says he told his insurance agent that he used the otherwise vacant nightclub building for occasional events; however, the agent says the insured told him the building was vacant, so that is what he noted on the insurance application. There is a jury question as to whether the insured provided false inform[...]

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