Paulette Sarp Mentioned in Law360 Article on Eighth Circuit Ruling in Favor of MMIC Insurance Co.

July 19, 2016

Paulette S. Sarp, Minneapolis-based attorney in the Insurance & Reinsurance practice at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, was mentioned in the article, "Omission Axes Doctor's Liability Coverage, 8th Circ. Says," published by Law360 on July 19, 2016.

The article discusses how a three-judge panel of the appellate court upheld an Arkansas federal court's ruling that MMIC can void the coverage it issued to Dr. Karl Hasik in connection with his work at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa.  The article mentions that Ms. Sarp represented MMIC Insurance Group in which MMIC sought to rescind a professional liability policy issued to a physician who failed to disclose two potential malpractice claims on his application and then, after his application was submitted but before "prior acts" coverage was issued, was served with a lawsuit arising out of his prior practice and failed to report that to MMIC. The Eighth Circuit agreed with MMIC that this statute did not apply in a situation in which a material change in circumstances arises after the application is submitted but before coverage is issued.

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Paulette Sarp is a litigator with a broad range of experience in state and federal courts in jurisdictions across the nation. She devotes the majority of her practice to representing insurance companies in complex coverage litigation involving the insurer's duties and obligations under all types of policies, including commercial general liability, professional liability, homeowners, and automobile policies.

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