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Farella Braun + Martel LLP: Recent Media Coverage Overstates Impact of New Second Circuit Case Regarding “Drop-Down” Issue
Posted on 21 Aug 2013 by Erica Villanueva

By Erica Villanueva, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP There has been much hand-wringing over the Second Circuit’s decision in Mehdi Ali v. Federal Insurance Co. , __ F.2d __ (2d Cir. 2013) [ enhanced version available to subscribers... Read More

Below-Limits Settlements Do Not Result In The Loss Of Excess Coverage - Zeig Remains Guiding Precedent, Even Post-Ali
Posted on 23 Jul 2014 by Mealeys

By Adam G. Unikowsky, Attorney, Jenner & Block LLP Excess insurance policies typically include provisions stating that the policyholder cannot pursue coverage from the excess insurer until the policyholder has received payment from the underlying... Read More

Fifth Circuit Holds Settlement With Primary Insurer Did Not Result In Exhaustion
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by Brian Margolies

By Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In Citigroup Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co ., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 16316 (5 th Cir. Aug. 8, 2011 ) , the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, applying Texas law, considered... Read More

Reed Smith LLP on Rosciti v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company: An Analysis of Accessing Excess Coverage of a Bankrupt Entity
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Ann V. Kramer and Jennifer D. Katz In Rosciti v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company , the District Court of Rhode Island concluded that an individual seeking damages from a bankrupt company cannot directly collect from that company’s excess... Read More

Settlements With Underlying Layers Satisfy Exhaustion Conditions in Excess Policies
Posted on 4 Dec 2013 by Perkins Coie

In his commentary, "Settlements With Underlying Layers Satisfy Exhaustion Conditions in Excess Policies," Michael T. Sharkey of Perkins Coie LLP analyzes the recent decision of Quellos Group LLC v. Federal Insurance Co. , No. 68478-7-1, 2013... Read More