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Who’s On First – The Selective Tender Rule
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant The Illinois Court of Appeal was asked to resolve a dispute between the Illinois School District Agency (ISDA), a provider of commercial general liability insurance and St. Charles Community Unit School District... Read More

Washington Appellate Court Enforces Strict Exhaustion Language in Excess Directors and Officers Liability Policies
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by Troutman Sanders

By Leslie S. Ahari and Gabriela A. Richeimer The State of Washington has joined the growing list of jurisdictions that have enforced strict exhaustion language in an excess policy’s insuring agreement in favor of the excess carrier in situations... 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

Court Declares Excess Policy Triggered Based On Insured’s Own Funding To Establish Exhaustion Of Primary
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

I rarely address primary--excess exhaustion cases in CO . They are often too policy language specific to offer any takeaways of substance. But I address Plantation Pipe Line Company v. Highlands Ins. Co., No. 12-29 (Tex. Ct. App. Aug. 29, 2014) here,... Read More

Halliburton Decision May Drive Up Litigation Costs and Impact Settlement
Posted on 10 Jul 2014 by Amanda Hairston

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. , [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], is not the game changer for securities litigation that some hoped for, but D&O insurers will be... Read More

Final Adjudication of Regulatory Enforcement Actions and Its Effect on D&O Insurance Coverage: Recent Developments
Posted on 25 Aug 2014 by Mealeys

By Gregory J. May, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP In the wake of the 2008 crash, federal regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC"... Read More