This disparity between the insured coverage and actual cost to rebuild allegedly resulted from State Farm using software developed by the Verisk Defendants to determine insurance value and cost to rebuild. They allege the undervaluation was negligent, fraudulent, and/or the product of a conspiracy between State Farm and the Verisk Defendants. In this regard, the Eighth Circuit’s decision in Nelson v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, 899 F.3d 475 (8th Cir. 2018) is instructive. In Nelson, the Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s order granting summary judgment for the insurer, holding that its use of 360 Value to calculate an estimate was not a representation that the policy would cover the entire replacement cost of the insured’s home. For this hub-and-spoke theory, Plaintiffs rely heavily on United States v. Apple Inc.
Neither claim meets the Rule 9 pleading standards. 2d 952, 966 (S.D. Cal. 2007) (dismissing negligent-misrepresentation claims under Rule 9 because there was no allegation regarding where the false representation was made); see also Griffin v. Green Tree Servicing, LLC, 166 F. Plaintiffs filed their third amended complaint against State Farm General Insurance Company (“State Farm”) and three affiliated software companies—Verisk Analytics, Inc.; Insurance Services Office, Inc.; and Xactware Solutions, Inc. (collectively, the “Verisk Defendants”).
Verisk data shows the cost to rebuild a property is still more than 11 percent higher, on average, than it was pre-pandemic. • Coverage limits for contents, separate structures, additional living expenses and debris removal are usually based on a percentage of the limit for the dwelling. If your dwelling limit is too low, these coverage limits may also be too low. State Farm contends Plaintiffs’ misrepresentation claim is subject to the heightened pleading standards of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9.
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As a leader in replacement cost estimation for more than 20 years, fueled by a strong connection to claims-based data, Verisk recommends five strategies to help avoid outdated valuations that could leave insurers and their customers vulnerable in the event of a total loss. Reconstruction costs can change at different rates across time and location—and can be very localized. Each quarter, Verisk reports reconstruction cost data and trends at the national and state levels.
Deep data resources on labor and materials costs – integrated into underwriting workflows – are critical when reconstruction calls for high-end materials and specialized skills. In any event, the core problem with Plaintiffs’ Section claim is that the requested relief identified by Plaintiffs for Defendants’ alleged failure to consider all components of cost was already found by the Court to be inappropriate. State Farm argues that based on the Specific Allegations submitted types of ninja weapons with the TAC, only the Sheahans allege that State Farm created their estimate using 360 Value (the remaining plaintiffs’ estimates predate the use of 360 Value). After comparing the 360 Value report for the Sheahans in October 2009 to their contractor’s rebuild estimate, the large disparity is, according to State Farm, based on the Sheahans’ desire to rebuild a “more luxurious home.” The Court also admonished Plaintiffs to replead in good faith as required by Rule 11.