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Eighth Circuit Holds Claim Against General Contractor Not an Occurrence
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Secura Ins. v. Horizon Plumbing , 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 4477 (8 th Cir. Mar. 5, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, applying... Read More

Farella Braun + Martel LLP: California Supreme Court to Decide Scope of Implied Disparagement; Implications for Coverage in IP and False Advertising Cases
Posted on 23 May 2013 by Tyler C. Gerking

By Tyler Gerking, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP The California Supreme Court has granted review of the Court of Appeal's decision in Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Swift Distribution, Inc. , 210 Cal. App. 4th 915 (2d Dist. Ct. App... Read More

California Court Considers Reimbursement of Legal Fees Under D&O Policy
Posted on 21 Oct 2015 by Brian Margolies

In its recent decision in Clark v. Travelers Cas. Ins. Co. of America, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114877 {subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ] (C.D. Cal.), the United States District Court for the Central... Read More

Newly-Published Regional Steel Case Raises More Questions Than It Answers
Posted on 2 Jul 2014 by Erica Villanueva

California’s Second Appellate District has affirmed a summary ruling that a Commercial General Liability insurer did not have a duty to defend a subcontractor who supplied faulty “seismic tie hooks” that were encased in concrete shear... Read More

Dumb and Dumber – Refusal to Defend Risks Accepted Is Expensive
Posted on 22 May 2013 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal was asked to determine whether Illinois Union Insurance Company ("ILU") had a duty to defend Louisiana Generating LLC ("LaGen") in an underlying suit filed... Read More

New York Court Holds Claimants Had No Standing to Sue Professional Liability Insurer
Posted on 15 Apr 2014 by Brian Margolies

In its recent decision in Commonwealth Land Title Ins Co. v. American Signature Services, Inc ., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22172 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 20, 2014), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the United States District Court for the Eastern... Read More

Reed Smith on The Insurance Company’s Settlement of Tort Claims: An Analysis of In Re East 51st St. Crane Collapse Litigation
Posted on 12 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By John Berringer and Jennifer Katz, Reed Smith LLP In In Re East 51st St. Crane Collapse Litigation , the New York Supreme Court permitted the primary insurance company to enter into a settlement which clearly was not “in the best interests... Read More

No Coverage — No Duty to Defend: Personal Injury Offenses Must Be Alleged
Posted on 28 Aug 2014 by Barry Zalma

Business relationships are often contentious. When a contract to sell a product devolves into a dispute by selling the product under a slightly different name, suits are filed. Insurance is designed to protect the party insured against certain enumerated... Read More