Articles by Young Ha

Plymouth Rock’s ‘Prime’ Combines Online Sales With Independent Agent Channel

Plymouth Rock Assurance — a Boston-based auto insurer serving Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire — this month launched a new online tool called “Prime.” The insurer says the new tool will give consumers the ability to buy and manage auto …

Connecticut High Court Overturns $35M Auto-Repair Award

The Connecticut Supreme Court on July 13 unanimously overturned nearly $35 million in damages against the Hartford Fire Insurance Company. The Supreme Court said the lower court had incorrectly concluded that the Hartford Fire violated the state’s unfair trade practices …

New York Court: Flood Sub-Limit in Policy Applies to Delay Loss

The New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division affirmed that a $5 million flood sub-limit in a builders risk policy that Zurich American Insurance issued to a New York property developer applies to the delay-in-completion losses by the flood peril after …

Amtrak Settles With Primary Insurers in Sandy Lawsuit

Amtrak recently reached a settlement with its primary insurers in a lawsuit in which the railroad operator sought to recoup additional proceeds for Superstorm Sandy losses from its insurers, according to court documents. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed …

N.Y. Court: Insurer’s $5M Flood Sub-Limit Applies to Delay-in-Completion Loss

The New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division affirmed that a $5 million flood sub-limit in a builders risk policy that Zurich American Insurance issued to a New York property developer applies to the delay-in-completion losses by the flood peril after …

Mass. Court Orders Hearing on Breathalyzer’s Reliability

Massachusetts’ highest court in June ordered a hearing on the reliability of breathalyzer device Alcotest 7110 MK III-C. The ruling involves a drunk driving case where the defendant – along with 61 other defendants in similar cases – challenged the …

Rideshare Firm Lyft to Pay $300K in Settlement With New York

New York officials announced Thursday that rideshare firm Lyft has agreed to pay $300,000 in penalties as part of a settlement with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the New York State Department of Financial Services. The $300,000 penalties represent …

Mass. High Court Orders Hearing on Alcotest Breathalyzer’s Reliability

Massachusetts’ highest court has ordered a hearing on the reliability of breathalyzer device Alcotest 7110 MK III-C in a drunk driving case where the defendant — along with 61 other defendants in similar cases — challenged the accuracy of test …

Court Revives Suit in N.H. School’s Missing Policy Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has revived a New Hampshire school’s lawsuit seeking to prove that it is still covered by an insurance policy from almost 50 years ago even though there are no longer any …

U.S. Appeals Court Revives Suit in N.H. School’s Missing Policy Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has revived a New Hampshire private school’s lawsuit seeking to prove that it is still covered by an insurance policy from almost 50 years ago even though there are no longer …