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Morales-Vázquez v. QBE Seguros

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1779 1st Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the traditional doctrine of uberrimae fidei (“utmost good faith”) continues to apply in its strict form (as held by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit in the decision below and also by the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 9th, and 11th Circuits), or is the doctrine limited to cases in which the insurer relied on a mistake or omission when issuing the policy (as held by the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 8th Circuits), or is the traditional doctrine no longer part of federal maritime law (as held by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit), or should the doctrine be modified to limit an insurer’s ability to avoid the policy (which would restore uniformity with the law in England).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 17 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 23, 2021)
Jul 20 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 23, 2021 to September 21, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 21 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 21, 2021.