Mealey's Insurance - Breach Of Contract Claim Over Home's Alleged Mine Subsidence Survives Dismissal

Mealey's Insurance - Breach Of Contract Claim Over Home's Alleged Mine Subsidence Survives Dismissal

WHEELING, W.Va. - Even though a state organization has ultimate settlement authority over a couple's insurance claim based on mine subsidence, a West Virginia federal judge on Jan. 22 held that the insureds were still entitled to bring a breach of contract claim against their insurer, denying a motion to dismiss (Mark Bettinazzi, et al. v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., No. 5:13-cv-00166, N.D. W.Va.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7835).

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