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- Insured Losses for Europe’s Windstorm Thomas Rise to $279.2M: PERILS The latest property insured loss estimate for Windstorm Thomas, which on Feb. 23-24 hit the British Isles, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, is €249 million (US$279.2 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. …
- Pennsylvania’s Lacher & Associates Acquires Brunner InsuranceLacher & Associates of Souderton, Penn., has acquired Brunner Insurance of Richlandtown, Penn. Founded by Gus Brunner in 1960, Brunner Insurance specializes in providing for the insurance needs of families and businesses. In 1995, Brunner transitioned the agency to Don …
- Maine’s Clark Insurance Appoints Ellis and Fifield as Senior Account ExecutivesClark Insurance, a Portland, Maine-based independent insurance agency, has appointed Joshua Ellis and Joshua Fifield as senior account executives in the business insurance department of Clark Insurance. Ellis joined Clark in 2009 after serving as a claim adjuster for workers’ …
- Uber Drivers Arrested in Hong Kong for Driving Without InsuranceHong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of a clamp down against Uber Technologies Inc.’s operations in the Asian financial city. The arrests marked the latest upset for the San Francisco-based technology company, …
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Tag Archives: Rental Car
By Greg Johnson. I recently wrote an article for the Minnesota Automobile Dealer Association’s MN Dealer Outlook Magazine (Winter 2015). If your Minnesota dealership provides dealer-owned loaner vehicles to customers while the customer’s vehicle is being repaired, you’ll want to … Continue reading
I was recently interviewed in connection with a most interesting article by Chris Brown of the Auto Rental News: “Enter the world of brokering, where fleet funding, commercial insurance and even car ownership are not necessities. As the name suggests, … Continue reading
By Greg Johnson. This article provides a brief overview of Minnesota rental car coverage law, from priority of payment for bodily injury and property damage liability claims to uninsured and underinsured motorist claims to no-fault claims to rental vehicle damage … Continue reading
By Greg Johnson. This is the first in a series of articles addressing claims for damage to, and loss of, rented vehicles. It provides an overview of the types of damages a rental car company may sustain (and, thus, may … Continue reading
Oops!! Self-Insured Owner of Rental Vehicle that had no Obligation to Afford Omnibus Coverage to Permissive Users not entitled to recover $260,000 Settlement Payment.
By Greg Johnson. In an unusual twist, a rental car company insisted it was obligated to pay damages to a third party who was injured by the permissive operator of its rental vehicle and the renter maintained it was not. … Continue reading
By Greg Johnson. The determination of whether a self-insured retention (SIR) constitutes “insurance” within the meaning of an “other insurance” clause of another policy generally depends on the particular circumstances presented. See, e.g., Champlain Cas. Co. v. Agency Rent-A-Car, Inc., … Continue reading