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Cooperation is key. Or so says the 10th Circuit at least, in addressing an appeal from a district court’s dismissal of an insured’s action in which he failed to cooperate with his insurer’s claim investigation. The 10th Circuit held that the insured, Kelly Bryant (“Bryant”), had not clearly demonstrated that the insurance company, Sagamore Insurance Company (“Sagamore”), breached its contract or otherwise acted unreasonably and in bad faith when it denied Bryant’s claim based on his noncooperation. 

Read More:
http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/cooperate-or-else/

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SAN DIEGO - A teenage girl was convicted Tuesday of multiple arson charges for starting a fire last May that sparked the larger Cocos wildfire, which blackened nearly 2,000 acres and destroyed more than 35 homes and other structures. 

Read More:
http://www.10news.com/news/teen-accused-of-sparking-cocos-fire-learns-her-fate-032415

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Damage to insured properties caused by the explosion in the East Village area of New York City yesterday, are likely covered by standard property insurance policies, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).

Homeowners insurance policies (including condos and co-ops) typically cover damage caused by explosion, fire, smoke and building collapse. Renters who have renters insurance also have coverage for their personal possessions. Both renters and homeowners will likely have coverage for the cost of additional living expenses if their homes are uninhabitable due to damage or destruction of the property. 

Read More:
http://www.iii.org/press-release/media-advisory-understanding-the-insurance-implications-of-the-east-village-explosion-032715
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As many as 90 percent of wildland fires in the United States are caused by humans, according to the U.S. Department of Interior. Some human-caused fires result from campfires left unattended, the burning of debris, negligently discarded cigarettes and intentional acts of arson. The remaining 10 percent are started by lightning or lava. 

Read More:
http://www.iii.org/issue-update/wildfires

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