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Can Murder Ever Be Accidental? – Tenant is Not an Insured
Posted on 5 Aug 2015 by Barry Zalma

By definition liability insurance never applies to an intentional act. When a person rents a room in her house to a convicted felon with a history of violence and then gives the tenant a gun to use as he desires, she cannot claim that when the felon kills... Read More

Sweet Carolina For Policyholders: Good Times Will Never Seem So Good For Construction Defect Claims
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by Randy J. Maniloff

South Carolina Supreme Court Withdraws Crossmann Communities and Allows Coverage for Consequential Damages of Construction Defects - Court Adopts Time on the Risk Allocation Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP The Supreme Court of South... Read More

Jing on Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects: Developments in Federal & State Law
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Jing on Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects: Recent Developments in Federal and State Law by Audrey J. Jing of Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP examines the current split among jurisdictions as to whether a claim for defective workmanship falls within... Read More

For Insurers In Pennsylvania: Courts Continue to Sing The Praises of Kvaerner And Gambone
Posted on 27 Dec 2010 by Randy J. Maniloff

By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LL Karen Carpenter, on life as an insurer in Pennsylvania handling construction defect claims: Everything I want the world to be Is now comin’ true especially for me And the reason is clear... Read More

Trespass Can Never be an Accident
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant Insurance Is Insurance is a contract where a person (the insurer) agrees to indemnify another (the insured) against certain defined risks of loss, damage, or liability arising from a contingent or unknown... Read More

Insurance Coverage and Anger Management
Posted on 11 Sep 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

Tapas: Small Dishes of Insurance Coverage News & Notes A Wisconsin appeals court held in Szerbowski v. Trinka, No. 2014AP2493 (Wis. Ct. App. July 21, 2015), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance... Read More

Faulty Workmanship is Not an “Occurrence” But the Damage it Does Is an Occurrence
Posted on 11 Jan 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant The Wisconsin Court of Appeal was called upon to resolve a dispute that arose out of damages suffered by VPP Group, LLC the grew from construction work being performed by contractors on a building owned by VPP... Read More

If You Build It, He Will Come (And Sue You)
Posted on 28 Dec 2010 by Randy J. Maniloff

By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LLP 3 rd Circuit Addresses Construction Defect Coverage Under New Jersey Law The recent construction of New Meadowlands stadium in New Jersey – home of the Giants and Jets – has brought... Read More

Ohio Federal Court: Insurers’ Exposure For Construction Projects: A New Frontier?
Posted on 28 May 2013 by Randy J. Maniloff

While much debate has centered around coverage for construction defects, the parties have at least known where the claims are coming from - a structure is set out to be built, something doesn't go right and repairs need to be made. But in IMG Worldwide... Read More

Sweet Defective-Home Alabama: Supreme Court Addresses The “Occurrence” Issue
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by Randy J. Maniloff

"Sub-Contractor" Exception Applies - But Not To A Sub-Contractor's Own Work Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP Last month I was in Las Vegas where I had the privilege of speaking at the CPCU Society's Annual Meeting ... Read More

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP On A Roadmap For Determining Coverage For Construction Defect Claims In New York
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Richard B. Friedman, J. Stephen Berry, and P. Michael Freed, Attorneys, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP In their commentary, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP on a Roadmap for Determining Coverage for Construction Defect Claims in New York , by Richard... Read More