Attorney gives update on Lloyd’s of London lawsuits

Image: HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Attorney gives update on Lloyd’s of London lawsuits News Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald HILO, Hawaii, May 6, 2019 (Hawaii Tribune-Herald) — Lawyers continue to file cases against Lloyd’s of London and its associated agents, brokers and adjusters on behalf of lower Puna residents whose homes were lost during last year’s eruption of Kilauea…

Nearly 50 lava-related lawsuits filed

Image: HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Nearly 50 lava-related lawsuits filed News Source: West Hawaii Today HILO, Hawaii, May 6, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –Lawyers continue to file cases against Lloyd’s of London and its associated agents, brokers and adjusters on behalf of lower Puna residents whose homes were lost during last year’s eruption of Kilauea volcano and whose…

Lloyd’s of London “Steered” Hawaii Homeowners by Artificially Inflating Coverage in Kickback Scheme, Federal Lawsuit Alleges

Image: Foster Law Offices Lloyd’s of London “Steered” Hawaii Homeowners by Artificially Inflating Coverage in Kickback Scheme, Federal Lawsuit Alleges News Source: Globe Newswire HILO, Hawaii, Jan. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A federal class action lawsuit alleges that Lloyd’s of London and its affiliated insurance brokers “steered” Hawaiian homeowners throughout the state away from comprehensive home…

Lloyd’s reverses denials, pays Kilauea insurance claims

Big Island residents Philip and Lunel Haysmer are among the homeowners who were first denied insurance coverage by Lloyd’s of London after they lost their homes due to Kilauea’s eruption. The company has since reversed itself.

After a tough year, Big Island residents Philip and Lunel Haysmer cried when they got the news.

The retired couple from California recently learned that Lloyd’s of London had reversed its earlier decision denying their insurance claim for the Leilani Estates home they lost during Kilauea’s eruption earlier this year.

“My wife and I broke into tears,” he said of their reaction.

Lloyd’s initially denied the claims of the Haysmers and dozens of other Puna homeowners who lost their homes and had Lloyd-sponsored policies through Monarch E&S Insurance Services and other companies, according to Jeffrey Foster, a Kona attorney who represents about 20 such homeowners.

Lloyd’s of London agrees to pay lava victims, attorney says

HILO — Lloyd’s of London has agreed to pay policyholders whose claims were denied following the Kilauea eruption, according to an attorney suing the company.

Kona attorney Jeff Foster said the payments will be made to those who experienced a total loss and were denied because of controversial “lava exclusion” language. He said that should affect dozens of policyholders, with payments totaling “tens of millions” of dollars.