Aspen Claims Service

Appeal court keeps merger doctrine in play for Christchurch insurance claims

 Wednesday, July 31, 2013


The door may still be open for insurance companies to rely on the merger doctrine to limit their liability for Christchurch earthquake claims. This is one of the implications of a recent Court of Appeal judgment1 relating to an insurance dispute. The merger doctrine…originates from UK marine law and is potentially relevant to Christchurch because it applies to circumstances where damage is sustained across successive events. It provides that: “Where under the same policy, a partial loss, which has not been repaired or otherwise made good, is followed by a total loss, the assured can only recover in respect of the total loss”

Conspirators Busted For Staged Property Theft

 Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Insurance adjuster paid on an hourly basis not exempt, California Court of Appeal rules

 Friday, May 31, 2013

 Association of Corporate Counsel

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Lower Court to Uphold HB 148

 Wednesday, June 8, 2011

 Insurance Council of Texas/Texas Committee on Insurance Fraud

‘Horseplay doctrine’ entitles worker to comp: Va. court

 Tuesday, January 18, 2011

 Business Insurance