Gulf Oil Spill: Gusher of Insurance Claims

The British Petroleum Claims are Coming The British Petroleum Claims are Coming -- If Paul Revere had been a lawyer Right now there is only one thing that there is more of than oil floating in the Gulf of Mexico - blood. And the sharks smell it and are circling. One media report that I saw had...

Eyjafjallajokull, Deepwater Horizon, and Property Insurance

By Eugene Wollan, Senior Counsel, Mound, Cotton, Wollan and Greengrass On March 20, 2010, and again on April 14, 2010, Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted, creating a plume of ash and sediment so massive that air travel across Europe and the Atlantic Ocean was affected for weeks. On April...

Expect Gulf Oil Slick Claims to be Extensive and Impact Multiple Lines of Business

By Marc Lanzkowsky, Founder and Principal, Lanzko Consulting, Inc. As the losses in the gulf continue to rise, the true claims impact has yet to unfold I don’t think the insurance industry has felt the true brunt of the horrific events of the April 20 blast on the Deepwater Horizon...

New Appleman Premium Online Checklists - § 37.03 Checklist: Evaluating Coverage Claims Under Directors' and Officers' (D&O) Insurance Policies

New Appleman Premium Online Checklists - § 37.03 CHECKLIST: EVALUATING COVERAGE CLAIMS UNDER DIRECTORS' AND OFFICERS' (D&O) INSURANCE POLICIES , is one of the 200 coverage checklists in New Appleman Premium Online Checklists. This online checklist provides step by step guidance to help...

New Appleman Premium Online Checklists - § 38.01 Checklist: Identifying Risks Covered By Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance

New Appleman Premium Online Checklists - § 38.01 CHECKLIST: IDENTIFYING RISKS COVERED BY ERRORS AND OMISSIONS (E&O) INSURANCE, is one of the 200 coverage checklists in New Appleman Premium Online Checklists. This online checklist provides step by step guidance to help practitioners identify...

New Appleman Premium Online Checklists - § 30.01 Checklist: Identifying Occurrences, Injuries, and Offenses Covered by Liability Insurance

New Appleman Premium Online Checklists - § 30.01 Checklist: Identifying Occurrences, Injuries, and Offenses Covered by Liability Insurance , is one of the 200 coverage checklists in New Appleman Premium Online Checklists. This online checklist provides step by step guidance to help practitioners...

SNR Denton on Kartman v. State Farm: Claim Handling Class Actions and Bad Faith Without Coverage Take Another Hit

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Kartman v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. [1], the Seventh Circuit reversed certification of a class action for allegedly improper adjustment of claims for hailstorm damage to insureds' roofs. In the process, it added weight to the already...

California Appellate Court Addresses Professional Liability Coverage Issues

Court Discusses Meaning of "Claim," Scope of Dishonest Acts Exclusion and Defense Duties Most professional liability policies contain an exclusion for dishonest acts. Many also include provisions giving the insurer a right, but not a duty, to defend against covered claims. A recent decision...

The New 2013 Publication Update of New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide Arrives in November

The 2013 Publication Update of New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide Features: • New Practice Commentary Throughout the Publication by Members of the Appleman Editorial Board • Revision of 10 Chapters • Case Updates Throughout the Publication • Completely Updated over...