Insurance 101 – Chapter 8 – Volume 50 – The Private Limitation of Action Provision

The Private Limitation of Action Provision

Time to Bring Suit

Like property insurance policies from the very beginnings of insurance, the Standard Fire Policy contains a private limitation of action provision that is written in a contract—rather than a law enacted by a legislature or the Congress—that provides:

“No suit or action on this policy for the recovery of any claim shall be sustainable in any court of law or equity unless all the requirements of this policy shall have been complied with, and unless commenced within 12 months next after inception of the loss.”

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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