Broker's Motion for Summary Judgment on Negligence Claim Denied

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Tred R. Eyerly analyzes the case Liverman Metal Recycling, Inc. v. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

July 30, 2018
Tred R. Eyerly - Insurance Law Hawaii

After being sued for negligence for failing to secure proper coverage, the broker was unsuccessful in seeking dismissal by way of summary judgment. Liverman Metal Recycling, Inc. v. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87957 (E.D. N.C. May 25, 2018).

Plaintiffs were two companies, Empire and Liverman, that processed scrap metal. They were in the process of merging under a management plan by which Empire would acquire Liverman. As part of the plan, Empire's employees were moved on to Liverman's payroll processing system. Concurrently, Liverman renewed its workmen's compensation policy. Defendant Arthur J. Gallagher & Company, an insurance broker, handled the renewal with the insurer, Bridgefield Insurance Company.

Mr. Eyerly may be contacted at te@hawaiilawyer.com



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