Posts tagged "Commerce"

Ramirez v. Commerce Insurance Company (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-022-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

16-P-59                                         Appeals Court

WRBASY RAMIREZ[1]  vs.  COMMERCE INSURANCE COMPANY.

No. 16-P-59.

Suffolk.     November 7, 2016. – March 7, 2017.

Present:  Cypher, Massing, & Sacks, JJ.

Motor Vehicle, Insurance.  Insurance, Motor vehicle insurance, Replacement, Construction of policy.  Contract, Insurance, Construction of contract.  Evidence, Replacement cost.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on February 21, 2014. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 8, 2017 at 12:07 am

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Ramirez v. Commerce Insurance Company (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-022-17)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

16-P-59                                         Appeals Court

WRBASY RAMIREZ[1]  vs.  COMMERCE INSURANCE COMPANY.

No. 16-P-59.

Suffolk.     November 7, 2016. – March 7, 2017.

Present:  Cypher, Massing, & Sacks, JJ.

Motor Vehicle, Insurance.  Insurance, Motor vehicle insurance, Replacement, Construction of policy.  Contract, Insurance, Construction of contract.  Evidence, Replacement cost.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on February 21, 2014. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 7, 2017 at 8:31 pm

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Commerce Insurance Co., Inc. v. Gentile, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-156-15)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-11706

COMMERCE INSURANCE CO., INC.  vs.  VITTORIO GENTILE & others.[1]

September 16, 2015.

Insurance, Motor vehicle insurance, Coverage, Misrepresentation.  Motor Vehicle, Insurance, Permission to operate.  Contract, Insurance.  Practice, Civil, Summary judgment.

     This case concerns the obligation of Commerce Insurance Company (Commerce) to pay optional bodily injury benefits under a standard Massachusetts automobile insurance policy.  The defendants Vittorio and Lydia Gentile (Gentiles) were the policyholders, and their grandson Vittorio Gentile, Jr. (Junior), was an “excluded operator” under the policy.  While operating one of the Gentiles’ vehicles covered by the policy, Junior caused an accident that seriously injured Douglas and Joseph Homsi (Homsis).[2],[3]  Commerce sought a judgment declaring that the Gentiles’ violation of the operator exclusion form relieved it of any duty to pay the Homsis under the optional bodily injury provisions of the insurance contract.[4]  A Superior Court judge ruled that the Gentiles had violated their duty of “continuing representation” (as to whether Junior was in fact operating their vehicles), and therefore, Commerce was relieved of its duty to pay the optional coverage for the Homsis’ injuries.  The Appeals Court affirmed the judgment on that basis and on the basis that the Gentiles had committed a breach of the insurance contract.  Commerce Ins. Co. v. Gentile, 85 Mass. App. Ct. 67 (2014).  We granted further appellate review. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 16, 2015 at 4:44 pm

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Commerce Insurance Co., Inc. v. Gentile, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-025-14)

NOTICE: All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

12‑P‑1169                                       Appeals Court

COMMERCE INSURANCE CO., INC.  vs.  VITTORIO GENTILE & others.[1]

No. 12‑P‑1169.

Norfolk.     September 11, 2013.  ‑  March 13, 2014.

Present:  Kantrowitz, Sikora, & Hines, JJ.

Insurance, Motor vehicle insurance, Coverage, Misrepresentation.  Motor Vehicle, Insurance, Permission to operate.  Contract, Insurance.  Practice, Civil, Summary judgment.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on November 7, 2007. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 15, 2014 at 6:19 pm

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Martinez Rivera et al. v. Commerce Insurance Company, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-101-13)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA 02108-1750;  (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

12‑P‑483                                        Appeals Court

EFRAIN MARTINEZ RIVERA[1] & another[2]  vs.  COMMERCE INSURANCE COMPANY & others.[3]

No. 12‑P‑483.

Hampden.     March 19, 2013.  ‑  August 16, 2013.

Present:  Cypher, Brown, & Cohen, JJ.

Consumer Protection Act, Damages, Offer of settlement, Unfair or deceptive act.  Damages, Consumer protection case, Loss of chance, Interest.  Insurance, Settlement of claim, Unfair act or practice, Interest.  Interest. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - August 17, 2013 at 2:55 am

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Commerce Insurance Company, Inc. v. Alvarado, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-060-13)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA 02108-1750;  (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

12‑P‑1063                                       Appeals Court

COMMERCE INSURANCE COMPANY, INC.  vs.  JULIO ALVARADO & another.[1]

No. 12‑P‑1063.

Hampden.     February 4, 2013.  ‑  May 14, 2013.

Present:  Cypher, Kantrowitz, & Fecteau, JJ.

Motor Vehicle, Insurance.  Insurance, Motor vehicle insurance, Motor vehicle personal injury protection benefits, No‑fault insurance.

Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on February 8, 2010. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 15, 2013 at 8:31 am

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