Alabama Supreme Court Affirms Summary Judgment for Rushton Stakely Represented Insurance Agent


The Alabama Supreme Court recently affirmed a Summary Judgment in favor of an insurance agent represented by Paul James.  James obtained Summary Judgment in the Jefferson County Circuit Court – Bessemer Division in a case involving serious allegations that an insurance agency and its individual agent failed to procure insurance  for a business prior to a fire consuming a building that housed the Plaintiffs’ business.  The Plaintiffs argued that the failure to procure prohibited them from filing a claim for insurance benefits and that the agency knew or should have known that such insurance was necessary under the business arrangement between the two.   The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s judgment in favor of James’ client on Friday, September 16, 2016.