On or about June 28, 2021, von Briesen & Roper, s.c., posted a legal update on its legal news page on its firm website relating to the decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Kemper Independent Insurance Company v. Ismet Islami, 2021 WI 53. That post contained a factual statement concerning Ms. Islami implying culpability or wrongful conduct on her part in connection with the destruction of her residence by arson.
That statement needs to be supplemented with the following information. All the parties to the litigation which gave rise to that appeal stipulated that: (a) Ismet Islami did not commit or conspire to commit any act with the intent of damaging the insured property at issue in that case; (b) Ismet Islami did not engage in concealment or fraud at any time relevant to the subject lawsuit; and (c) Ismet Islami was an “innocent insured” victim of the arson at issue in that case.
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