April 25, 2017 – In a relatively rare case, this past March, the Massachusetts Appeals Court found that an insurer established intent to injure exclusion should be applied as a matter of law to bar coverage.
A Mass. resident skimming premiums by insuring his rental vehicles in a rural Maine town losses his insurance coverage for nine accidents.
The Appeals Court rule towing costs to remove vehicle from third-party’s land does not equal loss of use under compulsory auto property damage coverage.
In a March 2017 decision, the MA Appeals Court rules motor vehicle property damage total loss payment does not include sales tax absent proof claimant replaced vehicle and paid sales tax.
Insurers using “retail book value” for valuing total losses under the Massachusetts Commissioner’s auto repair regulations ruled on by the Appeals Court.