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Nov 3, 2014

Civil Practice — Diversity Jurisdiction – Remand Motion – Insurance Company’s Citizenship

Gardner v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-211-14, 5 pp.) (Timothy Cain, J.) 6:14-cv-03269; D.S.C. Holding: In this case arising out of a life insurance policy, the defendant-insurer has not been sued as the insurer of an alleged tortfeasor or as the payor of a judgment based on the negligence of one […]

Feb 4, 2014

Tort/Negligence – Defamation – Slander – Tortious Interference with Contract – Insurance Administrator

Johns v. Amtrust Underwriters, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-024-14, 13 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 6:12-cv-01683; D.S.C. Holding: Defendant Schumann, who worked for the defendant-insurance company, and plaintiff, who worked for the insurance company’s administrator, didn’t get along, and Schumann changed the way she audited the administrator’s files so that it was difficult to find [&helli[...]

Jan 21, 2014

Civil Practice – Service of Process – Insurance Company – Contract – Policy’s Method

White Oak Manor, Inc. v. Lexington Insurance Co. (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-011-14, 10 pp.) (Kaye G. Hearn, J.) (Costa M. Pleicones, J., dissenting) Appealed from Spartanburg County Circuit Court (J. Derham Cole & Roger L. Couch, JJ.) On writ of certiorari to the Court of Appeals. S.C. S. Ct. Holding: Although S.C. Code Ann. § […]

Aug 13, 2013

Insurance – Real Property – Insurable Interest – Legal & Equitable

Haynes v. Auto-Owners Insurance Co. A long-haul trucker may still have an insurable interest in a building that he owned and insured despite the fact that – after missing some important notices about the building while he was away on the job – he transferred ownership of the building to his father but failed to inform the defendant-insurance company.

Jul 24, 2013

Civil Practice – Motion to Intervene – Insurance Carrier – Admiralty – Personal Injury

Lewis v. Excel Mechanical, LLC Defendant’s insurance company would only have an interest in this maritime case if the court were to determine, in a separate declaratory judgment action, that its policy provides coverage; therefore, the insurance company does not have a direct interest in this action and cannot intervene as of right.

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