Monthly Archives: July 2018

Dispute with rude agent at safeco

Austin, TX I called Safeco to add my husband and his vehicle And then…got interrogated about why my parents were still insured on my policy and I let the agent know I’m a full-time online student and as often as I go to San Antonio my parents drive my vehicle they said even with out… Read More »

Employer mandated insurance which is unreasonably expensive

My wife is a school teacher at a smallish rural district. We recently realized how unreasonable her monthly premium was offensively high. She is paying about $650 per month (a large percentage of a teacher’s paycheck) for the worst plan with a $2500 deductible. We decided that we should discontinue this plan and switch her… Read More »

Is relief in sight for personal and commercial auto claims?

By Steven Weisbart, Chief Economist, Insurance Information Institute     About three years ago the Insurance Information Institute noticed a strong correlation between the number of people employed and the amount of driving done, as measured by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s monthly survey of vehicle-miles traveled. Of course, it is reasonable to expect that… Read More »

Self-builder: A professional seller?

Self-builder: A professional seller?By Chantal Noël, from our Insurance Law Practice Group. July 30, 2018 — In Grandmaître c. Lacombe (2016 QCCS 2216), the Superior Court held that a self-builder who sold an immovable was not a professional seller and consequently could invoke a clause excluding the legal warranty against hidden defects. The Court of Appeal… Read More »

Renter’s insurance

Renter’s insurance claim. Anyone familiar with a clause stating insurance company will pay the difference for up to 24 months in the event there is nothing comparable available ? For example, we were well into a lease on a 3/2 for only 800/mo, when the house burned down. Similar rentals in our zip are 1000+/mo… Read More »