Great moments in insurance law

by Walter Olson on February 16, 2011

“Connecticut’s second-highest court ruled Monday that a man facing charges of arson of his East Lyme beach house can sue the home’s insurer for emotional distress because of the way the insurer investigated the fire.” [Hartford Courant]

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1 Richard Nieporent 02.16.11 at 12:45 pm

Shenkman claims that the insurer didn’t conduct an investigation because of his arrest on May 10, 2007, on arson charges, and that the insurer believed Tyler, who says that Shenkman burned down the house, Gettinger said.

Just because you are arrested for arson is no reason why the insurance company shouldn’t take your claim seriously. Right!!!!

What I find to be strange is that this ruling was made in Connecticut, the “Insurance Capitol” of the country.

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