May 31, 2017 Top Story

Courts Issue Warning Call on Insurance Claim Limitations Period

Rulings serve as harsh reminder to pay heed to statutes of limitation and contract clauses

Catherine M. Chiccine

File your case on time. Two federal courts recently drove this message home by dismissing cases that were not properly filed within the time provided by the insurance contract or statute.

ABA Section of litigation leaders say the decision send a clear message: Attorneys must pay close attention to both the statutory framework and the insurance policy provisions regarding when plaintiffs must file lawsuits regarding insurance claims, or else risk dismissal of their case.

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