Renita Collins’ tenacity wins summary judgment and defeats an appeal in a commercial policy coverage case.
February 23, 2018
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals dismissed an appeal and affirmed a summary judgment TT&H-Baltimore Attorney Renita L. Collins obtained in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. The summary judgment dismissed claims brought by a business owner and former insured, wherein he alleged that his insurance company failed to properly notify him that his coverage was cancelled. Although the former insured failed to pay his premium for a renewal term, he continued to perform work as a plumber, obtained certificates of liability insurance from his broker, and was alleged to have caused nearly $100,000 worth of damage to his client’s home. The Trial Court granted summary judgment in favor of TT&H’s client, finding the carrier was not required to provide the former insured with coverage in the absence of payment. Subsequently, Ms. Collins successfully defeated the Notice of Appeal filed by the former insured because it was filed prematurely.
Questions about this case can be directed to Renita Collins, at (410) 653-0460 ext. 8719 or firstname.lastname@example.org.