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The Monson Law Firm Wins Motion for Summary Judgment in Texas

Attorney Ronald Hornback of The Monson Law Firm recently won a Motion for Summary Judgment for Homeowners of America Insurance Company in Harris County, Texas against The Dick Law firm in the case entitled “Christopher Stanzel v. Homeowners of America Insurance Company”.  In this case, plaintiff had removed a large portion of the water from his swimming pool six days prior to a rainstorm.  During the heavy rains, the swimming pool “floated”.    The court agreed with The Monson Law Firm that the Water Damage Exclusion applied, precluding coverage for the damage to the swimming pool. Please click here for a copy of the Judgment.

 

Happy Memorial Day From The Monson Law Firm

Louisiana Office Reopens!

As our Louisiana office reopens today, we found this small piece of rock art outside of our building. Thanks to everyone keeping us safe and those who are working to rebuild our economy.

The Monson Law Firm Wins Motion for Summary Judgment for Lighthouse in Texas

Attorney Ronald Hornback of The Monson Law Firm recently won a Motion for Summary Judgment for Lighthouse Property Insurance Corporation in Harris County, Texas against The Buzbee Law firm in the case entitled “Lighthouse Property Insurance Corporation v. Clara Saldana”.  In this case, The Buzbee Law Firm originally submitted an estimate of property damage in the amount of $100,640.24 written by Henry Sienema, who the insured then attempted to use as her appraiser.  The Monson Law Firm was successful in having the court remove Henry Sienema of Case Strategies Group as the appraiser as he was not impartial.  Ultimately, the court affirmed the appraisal award, which was less than the insured’s deductible, saving Lighthouse over $100,000. Please click here for a copy of the Judgment.

This is the second time The Monson Law Firm has removed Henry Sienema as an appraiser by judgment. https://monsonfirm.com/the-monson-law-firm-disqualifies-appraiser/  Please click here for a copy of the order disqualifying Henry Sienema.

 

 

The Monson Law Firm, LLC Exhibits at the 2020 LDI Conference

Matthew Monson, Esq. and Christopher Landry of The Monson Law Firm, LLC enjoyed spending time with Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon at the 2020 Louisiana Department of Insurance Conference in Baton Rouge.

#insurance #commissioner #conference #healthcare #insurancelaw #insuranceclaims #Louisiana #batonrouge #claims

The Monson Law Firm, LLC Presents at 2020 Louisiana Department of Insurance Conference

Matthew Monson, Esq. of The Monson Law Firm, LLC presented his speech entitled “Sworn Statements in Proof of Loss, Examinations Under Oath and Appraisal – Fraud Fighting Policy Provisions” at the 2020 Louisiana Department of Insurance Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Many thanks to Commissioner Donelon and his staff for a great event!

#insurance #louisiana #insuranceindustry #insuranceclaims #appraisal #fraud

The Monson Law Firm Wins Coverage Motion for Summary Judgment for Atain Specialty Insurance Company

The Monson Law Firm recently delivered a victorious coverage Motion for Summary Judgment in the case of “Atain Specialty Insurance Company vs. Siegen 7 Developments, LLC, et al”.  This declaratory judgment action came after an arbitration award against Siegen 7 Developments, LLC (Siegen) by Andrea Warren related to the construction of a residence.  In the arbitration, Warren was awarded $110,052.07 in damages to the residence and $17,975.00 for back yard improvements.  In granting Atain Specialty Insurance Company’s (Atain) Motion for Summary Judgment, the court accepted The Monson Law Firm’s arguments that the “Damage to Your Product” and “Damage to Impaired Property” exclusions were applicable, and that Atain did not owe coverage to Siegen or payment to Warren for these sums.  Many thanks to Emmanuel Manuelidis, Jeff Ditmar and Atain Insurance Companies for this assignment and opportunity!

Please click here for a copy of the judgment.

 

 

The Monson Law Firm Wins MSJ

The Monson Law Firm attorney Josh Dierker recently won a Motion for Summary Judgment in the case of “Vanessa Humphrey v. Higbee Lancoms, L.P. et al” in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Plaintiff alleged that she slipped and fell on a wet concrete handicap ramp outside Dillard’s department store in Gretna, Louisiana.  Dillard’s filed a Third Party Complaint against R. Siebert Construction (“Siebert”), who painted the ramp at issue, for contribution and indemnity.  In our Motion for Summary Judgment, The Monson Law Firm successfully argued that Siebert did not owe either contribution or indemnity to Dillard’s under Louisiana law.   The Honorable Susie Morgan granted the motion by judgment signed on October 31, 2019, dismissing Dillard’s claims, with prejudice. Please click here for a copy of that judgment. Many thanks to Emmanuel Manuelidis and Atain Insurance Companies for this assignment and opportunity!

Visit The Monson Law Firm Booth at LASIE!

Make sure to stop by The Monson Law Firm, LLC‘s booth at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers.  Christopher Landry and John Mineo will answer any questions you may have!

#workerscompensationclaims #lasie #claims #selfinsured #insuranceclaims #insurance

Visit with The Monson Law Firm at LASIE!

The Monson Law Firm attorneys Christopher Landry and John Mineo will be in that number at the  Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers Annual Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Workers’ Compensation No Call: Time to Change the Rules”.  Make sure to stop at our booth and say hello!

#insurance #LASIE #insurancelaw #insuranceclaims #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workerscompensationclaims #selfinsured

London Calling!

Matthew Monson of The Monson Law Firm and Darryn Melerine of MD Claims Group are in London for a busy week of meeting clients and friends.  Cheers!

#insurance #London #Claims #insurancelaw #insuranceclaims #lloyds #lloydsoflondon #underwriters

The Monson Law Firm Attends Texas Surplus Lines Mid-Year Meeting

The Monson Law Firm is excited to be in attendance at the 2019 Texas Surplus Lines Association’s Mid-Year Meeting in Lake Tahoe, California.  We look forward to seeing our clients and friends and attending classes regarding the latest developments in our industry!

#Insurance #Texas #TSLA #WSIA #SurplusLines

 

The Monson Law Firm Attends Southern Fidelity Agents Conference

The Monson Law Firm is a proud attendee of Southern Fidelity Insurance Company’s Annual Agent’s Conference in Washington, D.C.  Southern Fidelity is one of the original clients that made the founding of The Monson Law Firm possible!  Many thanks to the Graganella family for our long term relationship!

The Monson Law Firm Welcomes Joshua Dierker

The Monson Law Firm is pleased to announce the hiring of Joshua Dierker to the Louisiana office.  Josh graduated Magna Cum Laude from Louisiana State University Law Center and is in his seventh year of practicing law.    Josh practices primarily in the area of insurance coverage litigation.  He is skilled in the interpretation of insurance policies, including but not limited to commercial general liability policies, commercial property policies, homeowners policies, professional liability policies, and directors and officers liability policies.   Josh is experienced in litigating, mediating and arbitrating insurance coverage and bad faith disputes.  His experience includes advising and representing clients in complex insurance matters. Please join us in welcoming Josh to the firm!

The Monson Law Firm Attends Spotlight on Solutions

The Monson Law Firm attorneys Matthew Monson and Chris Landry recently attended the second annual Spotlight on Solutions tech symposium, presented by Louisiana Comp Blog at the House of Blues in New Orleans.  The event explored a variety of emergent challenges facing our industry through the lens of technological advancement and investment.  The sessions addressed wearables, artificial intelligence, cyber security and insurtech investment.

The Monson Law Firm Attends Louisiana Claims Association Conference

The Monson Law Firm is in attendance at the Louisiana Claims Association’s Annual Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi.  As the premier claims association in Louisiana, the Louisiana Claims Association is dedicated to promoting the highest ethical and professional claims handling standards in the insurance industry through leadership in education, member/chapter coordination and support.

Did you know that Matthew Monson is a past president of the Louisiana Claims Association, the New Orleans Claims Association and a founder of the Northshore Claims Association?

#Claims #Insurance #LCA2019