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Insurance Coverage: District Court finds an insurer’s duty of care to explain coverage to insured where the insurer employs a licensed insurance agent, but denies the existence of any fiduciary relationship between insurer and insured

The plaintiff, Jeffrey Perry, brought suit against the defendant, his insurer, for alleged negligence and breach of fiduciary duty arising out of the advice he received from an insurance agent employed by the insurer regarding the plaintiff’s insurance needs. The…

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FIRM NEWS — PREMISES LIABILITY: In a case defended by Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, the Appellate Court affirms summary judgment for the defendant, holding there is no duty to control conduct of a third party where no special relationship existed

The Appellate Court upheld trial court’s granting of defendant homeowner’s Motion for Summary Judgment ruling that the defendant owed the plaintiff no duty.  The estate of the decedent  brought a negligence and premises liability against the defendant for failure to…

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