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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 1 today (and 2 NFP)

For publication opinions today (1):

In Rick Deeter v. Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, a 6-page opinion, Judge Baker writes:

Appellant-plaintiff Rick Deeter appeals the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of appellee-defendant Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (Farmers) regarding his claim for insurance proceeds against Farmers. In particular, Rick asserts that Farmers failed to craft a clear and unambiguous insurance policy and thus improperly denied his claim based on the intentional loss exclusion in the policy for his home. Rick also argues that he is an “innocent co-insured spouse” and contends that the fact that Callie Deeter, his wife, is guilty of causing an intentional loss should not bar him from recovery. Thus, Rick argues that a genuine issue of material fact remains as to whether or not Farmers could refuse his claim under the insurance policy exclusion. Concluding that the trial court properly entered summary judgment for Farmers, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.
NFP civil opinions today (1):

Masoud Azimi, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Amir Mansour Azimi-Zavarehee, deceased v. Anne Bechman(NFP)

NFP criminal opinions today (1):

Arick J. Pam v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 4, 2013 01:52 PM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions