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Brian Margolies
California Court Considers Intentional Acts Exclusion in Homeowners Policy

In Albert v. Mid-Century Insurance Company , 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 431 (April 28, 2015, status changed from published to unpublished May 20, 2015), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the California Court of Appeal had occasion to...

Randy J. Maniloff
Texas Supreme Court Blows Away Coverage For Hurricanes

Tapas: Small Dishes of Insurance Coverage News & Notes Texas Supreme Court Blows Away Coverage For Hurricanes Coverage for hurricanes was all the talk in the few years following Katrina. Much of the action focused on Louisiana and Mississippi...

Barry Zalma
Insured vs. Insured Exclusion – One Insured Can’t Get a Defense When Sued by Another Insured

Robert D. Redmond sued ACE American Insurance Company (“ACE”) after it refused to provide insurance coverage in connection with a civil suit Redmond’s former employer brought against him. The District Court dismissed Redmond’s...

Randy J. Maniloff
Come On. Who Doesn’t Love A Good “Use Of An Auto” Case

Cases involving whether injury arises out of the “use of an auto” – for purposes of triggering an Auto or UM/UIM policy or the applicability of a CGL or homeowner’s policy’s auto exclusion -- have a way of involving strange...

Brian Margolies
Pennsylvania Court Holds Disputed Allegations In Complaint Do Not Negate Duty to Defend

In its recent decision in Navigators Ins. Co. v. Amsterdam , 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64385 (E.D. Pa. May 18, 2015), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania had occasion...

Barry Zalma
Is There Coverage for Assaulting Your Employee? Business Dispute Not Covered by Homeowners

A Homeowners policy provides worldwide liability insurance coverage to the homeowners subject to various exclusions and limitations. In Perry v. Hartford Underwriters Insurance Company , Not Reported in A.3d, 2015 Del. Super. LEXIS 267 (Del.Super., 6...