Prejudice to Insurer After Late Notice of Hurricane Damage Raises Issue of Fact

    The court denied the insurer’s motion for summary judgment on admittedly late notice because prejudice to the insured remained an issue of fact. Guzman v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 219625 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 15, 2021).     The insured first noticed water leaking into his kitchen from the roof during Hurricane Irma … Read more

Late Notice Kills Insured’s Claim for Damage Due to Hurricane

    The insurer’s motion for summary judgment was granted based upon the insured’s late notice nearly two years after a hurricane caused property damage. Ramirez v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 209716 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 29, 2021).     Plaintiff alleged he suffered property loss due to wind and water damage from Hurricane … Read more

Insurer’s Late Notice Defense Fails on Summary Judgment

    The insurer’s motion for summary judgment to dismiss the claim because the insurer did not provide notice “as soon as practicable” was denied. Vintage Hospitality Group LLC v. Nat’l Trust Ins. Co., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 192651 (M.D. Ga. Oct. 6, 2021).          Vintage owned hotels, one of which was struck … Read more