AMY DIANE RIGGS v. FARMERS MUTUAL OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Nov 9, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

R. Wayne Culbertson, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the appellant, Amy Diane Riggs.

Attorneys 2:

Christopher Dunn Heagerty, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Farmers Mutual of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This is an appeal from the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in an action on a homeowner’s insurance policy. The home of the insured party was damaged by a fire on May 29, 2011. The insured submitted proof of loss to the insurer pursuant to her homeowner’s insurance policy. The insurer requested additional information from the insured to complete the proof of loss, which the insured provided. The insurer subsequently denied coverage. The insured party filed suit against insurer. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the insurer, finding that the insured party’s claims were barred by the one-year contractual limitations period. We reverse.

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