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Troutman Sanders
Court Holds that the Insured’s Per-Claim Self-Insured Retention Applies on a Per-Home Basis Based on Language in Policy’s SIR Endorsement

Evanston Ins. Co. v. N. Am. Capacity Ins. Co. , 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92682 (E.D. Cal. July 8, 2014, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]) In Evanston , the Eastern District of California held that the insurer’s duty to defend...

LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff
LexisNexis Authors To Speak At Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility Conference On The Principles/Restatement Of The Law Of Liability Insurance

On February 27, 2015, the Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility will be holding on a conference on the provocative and much anticipated Principles/Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance now being developed by the American Law Institute. ...

Randy J. Maniloff
The Vexing “Employee Exclusion” Issue: Is The Occasional Helper An “Employee”?

We’ve all seen this one. A person is injured at a work place and brings a claim against the party that hired him. However, the injured person is not an “employee” in the ordinary sense of the word. He is not someone who comes to work...

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
Is That Covered? Hail Damage

By Michael R. Kelley Back in May, 2014, parts of Berks and Lancaster counties were hit with a freak hail storm. With hail as large as tennis balls reported, homes and cars suffered significant damage. Hail damage is generally covered under auto...

Randy J. Maniloff
High Court Hands Excess Insurers A Big Bad Faith Stick Against Primaries

There is nothing out of the ordinary about suits by excess insurers, against an underlying primary insurer, alleging that the primary had an opportunity to settle a claim within its limit, did not do so, and, as a consequence, there was later a verdict...

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
Is that Covered? Insurance and Indemnity Clauses

By Michael R. Kelley Many contracts contain clauses requiring parties to carry insurance and to agree to indemnify one party or another in the event of a lawsuit. Such language is typical in lease agreements, distribution contracts, and construction...