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Georgia Court Holds Coverage Triggered for Product Disparagement Claim
Posted on 26 Oct 2015 by Brian Margolies

In its recent decision in Foliar Nutrients v. Nationwide Agribusiness Ins. Co ., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125528, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], (M.D. Ga. Sept. 21, 2015), the United States District... Read More

Sexual Abuse Can Be Within the Scope of Professional Liability Coverage
Posted on 18 Nov 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

Tapas: Small Dishes of Insurance Coverage News & Notes For lots of reasons, securing coverage, under a professional liability policy, for sexual abuse, is going to be an uphill battle. But as a Connecticut federal court recently explained, under... Read More

Reed Smith LLP on Developments and New Directions in Coverage for Claims Related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By John S. Vishneski, III and Robert Deegan, Attorneys, Reed Smith LLP The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the "TCPA"), 47 U.S.C. § 227, et seq . , protects consumers from unwanted calls, faxes, and text messages. This commentary... Read More

Reed Smith LLP on Insuring Against the Emerging Risk of Kidnap, Ransom, Extortion and Unlawful Detention
Posted on 28 Apr 2011 by Kit Chaskin and Noel Paul

By Kit Chaskin and Noel Paul, Attorneys, Reed Smith LLP Companies increasingly are doing business in emerging markets. Along with the so-called “BRIC” countries – Brazil, Russia, India, and China – smaller emerging markets... Read More

Insurance 101-Insights for Young Lawyers: When, What and Why?: Notifying Insurer of a "Claim" or a Potential Claim under an EPLI Policy
Posted on 4 Jul 2011 by Erica Dominitz and Amy Woodworth

By Erica Dominitz and Amy Woodworth, Attorneys at Law In their article appearing in the May/June 2011 issue of Coverage , "When, What and Why: Notifying Insurer of a 'Claim' or a Potential Claim under an EPLI Policy," Erica J. Dominitz... Read More

California Appellate Court Upholds Trial Court’s Dismissal of a Coverage Claim for an Alleged Advertising Injury
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Kimberly L. Buffington , Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP In Oglio Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Company , 200 Cal. App. 4th 573 (2011), the California Court of Appeal concluded that an entertainment company's... Read More

Claims for Defective Solar Panels Are Covered by CGL Insurance
Posted on 18 Sep 2015 by John Green

Several solar panel manufacturers and their distributors have been sued in class actions alleging the panels are defective and need to be replaced. As will be explained below, these kinds of claims are covered by general liability insurance (CGL), the... Read More

Louisiana Court Holds that “Coconut Throwing” Endorsement Does Not Bar Coverage for Mardis Gras Float
Posted on 24 Apr 2014 by Neal Gerber Eisenberg

By Andrew May , Associate, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP In Faith Brooks v. Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Inc ., 110 So.3d 703 (La. Ct. App. 2013), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Louisiana Court of Appeal held... Read More

California Court of Appeal Holds That a CGL Policy’s Coverage for Products Liability Applies Because Food Truck Fell Under “Mobile Equipment” Exception to an “Auto” Exclusion
Posted on 23 Jul 2014 by Troutman Sanders

Am. States Ins. Co. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am. , 223 Cal. App. 4th 495 (2014), [ enhanced enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In American States , the California Court of Appeal held that the primary purpose of a food truck... Read More

Ten Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions Of 2013 – Eleventh Circuit Limits Construction Site Bodily Injury Exposure (Without Using An Endorsement)
Posted on 16 Jan 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

Insurers have been taking various steps to attempt to limit their exposure for bodily injury claims on construction sites (not to mention for property damage). One way has been to amend the employer’s liability exclusion to preclude coverage for... Read More

McCarter & English on CGL Coverage for Advertising Injury: New Jersey Appellate Panel Weighs in on Blast Fax Coverage
Posted on 19 Sep 2011 by Louis A. Chiafullo and Brett D. Kahn

By Louis A. Chiafullo and Brett D. Kahn, Attorneys, McCarter & English, LLP The New Jersey Appellate Division's recent decision in Penn National Company v. Group C Communications may help policyholders secure coverage for Advertising Injury... Read More

Illinois Court Holds Junk Fax Claim Not Within Products Coverage
Posted on 27 Feb 2014 by Brian Margolies

In its recent decision in Windmill Nursing Pavilion v. Cincinnati Ins. Co ., 2013 IL. App. (1st) 122431, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider the scope of products... Read More

The Next Coverage Battle Looming?: Eliminating Coverage Under A “Standard” CGL Policy For Construction Site Bodily Injury Claims
Posted on 27 May 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

Over the past few years insurers have been taking various affirmative steps, such as adding endorsements, to attempt to limit their exposure for bodily injury claims on construction sites (not to mention for property damage). The Eleventh Circuit just... Read More

Florida Court Addresses Products-Completed Operations Hazard
Posted on 24 Jun 2015 by Brian Margolies

In its recent decision in Atlantic Cas. Ins. Co. v. LTA Distributor, LLC , 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70462 (S.D. Fla. June 1, 2015), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida... Read More