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ABA COVERAGE
Posted on 14 Nov 2009 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Welcome! We've designed this resource to provide you with abstracts of and links to current articles from Coverage , the official, journal-quality publication of the ABA Committee of Insurance Coverage, Section of Litigation. Coverage contains articles... Read More

Pennsylvania Federal Court Gives Policyholders An Enhanced TSA Pat-Down
Posted on 23 Dec 2010 by Randy J. Maniloff

Eastern District Recognizes Insurer’s Right of Reimbursement of Settlement Payments By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LLP We’ve all been there. An insurer is defending its insured in an action under a reservation of rights... Read More

“Slam Dunk” Liability Defense Does Not Abrogate Duty to Defend
Posted on 19 Sep 2012 by Neal Gerber Eisenberg

By Jill Berkeley, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP In Home Federal Savings Bank v. Ticor Title Insurance Company , No. 1:10-cv-0999 (Sept. 6, 2012), the Seventh Circuit held that the title insurer owed the policyholder mortgage company... Read More

CaseWatch: Insurance – Decisions from The Insurance and Reinsurance Report – January 3, 2011
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by Daniel W. Gerber and Sarah J. Delaney

Lexis.com subscribers may access the enhanced versions of the cases above. Non-subscribers may access the free, unenhanced versions on lexisONE , if available. Actions & Proceedings State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Patterson 7 A.3d 454... Read More

Wisconsin Appeals Court Puts The End In Defend: Insurer Can Settle The Only Covered Claim And Then Withdraw From The Defense
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by Randy J. Maniloff

Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP Overture, curtain, lights! This is it. We'll hit the heights! And oh, what heights we'll hit! On with the show, this is it! Consider this - An insurer is defending its insured in a case that... Read More

The June 2011 Release of New Appleman New York Insurance Law is Now Available on Lexis.com
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by Ted Zwayer

The newest release of New Appleman New York Insurance Law is available on lexis.com as of June 23, 2011. The release contains updates to reflect recent case law and interpretations issued by the Department of Insurance and the Office of General Counsel... Read More

Federal Court Rejects Insurer’s Discretion in Terminating the Duty to Reimburse Defense Costs Under a Directors and Officers Liability Policy
Posted on 11 May 2010 by Brett Wheeler

By Brett Wheeler, Associate, Farella Braun + Martel LLP Last month, the Fifth Circuit reaffirmed what has been axiomatic in California since at least Gray v. Zurich, 65 Cal. 2d 263, 278 (1966) : People buy liability policies for peace of mind, expecting... Read More

Appeals Court Rules Umbrella Carrier Must Defend Insured
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by Amanda Hairston

By Amanda Hairston, Associate, Farella Braun + Martel In what appears to be the first published California decision on the issue, the Second District Court of Appeal recently held that a carrier must defend its insured when the claim may not be... Read More

Federal Judge Rules That Professional Liability Insurer Must Defend Insurance Broker Against Ponzi Scheme Lawsuits
Posted on 3 May 2010 by InsureReinsure: The Insurance-Reinsurance Blog

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas recently ruled that a professional liability insurer must defend its insured, an insurance brokerage and consulting firm, against claims by victims of the alleged Stanford Financial ("Stanford"... Read More

Oregon Federal Court Holds No Duty to Pay Insured’s Appellate Costs
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in City of Medford v. Argonaut Ins. Group, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86114 (D. Ore. June 21, 2012) , the United States District Court for the District of Oregon... Read More

Application of Exclusion to Drywall Claim Does Not Render Coverage Illusory
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has held on several occasions that the pollution exclusion applies to Chinese drywall claims. See, e.g.... Read More

District Court Makes Illi-noise Whether Policy Language Can Alter A Long-Standing Duty To Defend Rule
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by Randy J. Maniloff

Court Prevents Insurer From De-fending For Itself Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP This is the first issue of Binding Authority in over a month. That's a long time between issues, as the publication schedule in 2012 has generally... Read More

Arizona Appeals Court Takes Different Tack In Addressing Independent Counsel Fees
Posted on 12 Dec 2011 by Randy J. Maniloff

Will The Decision Now Go From Phoenix, Arizona All The Way To Tacoma, Philadelphia, Atlanta, L.A.? "I say put money in thy purse." Othello Act 1, scene 3 Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP Don't be fooled... Read More

Will Pennsylvania Supreme Court Address an Insurer’s Right to Reimbursement of Defense Costs? You betcha.
Posted on 5 Dec 2008 by Randy J. Maniloff

Recently the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of the Superior Court’s decision in American Foreign and Insurance Co. v. Jerry’s Sport Center, Inc. At issue -- an insurer’s right to reimbursement of defense costs following... Read More

CaseWatch: Insurance – Decisions from The Insurance and Reinsurance Report – May 23, 2011
Posted on 7 Jun 2011 by Daniel W. Gerber and Sarah J. Delaney

Lexis.com subscribers may access the enhanced versions of the cases above. Non-subscribers may access the free, unenhanced versions on lexisONE , if available. Bad Faith Miller v. Hartford Life Ins. Co. 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38347 [ lexis.com... Read More