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Perkins Coie On All-Sums-With-Stacking Allocation Boosts Insurance Recovery Under “One Giant ‘Uber Policy’”
Posted on 2 Sep 2012 by Perkins Coie

By Lara D. Cassidy, Koorosh Talieh, and Thomas McMahon, Attorneys, Perkins Coie The California Supreme Court's recent "all-sums-with-stacking" allocation ruling in California v. Continental Insurance Co., No. S170560, 2012 Cal. LEXIS... Read More

Insurance Coverage Issues for Third-Party Businesses and Municipalities with Losses Due to the Oil Rig Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by Selena Linde

By Selena Linde, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP An explosion at the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 left eleven workers dead. Each day since the explosion occurred, approximately 210,000 gallons of oil have... Read More

Shoot Out at the Otay Corral
Posted on 31 Jul 2009 by John G. Nevius

Shooting ranges may pose hazards to humans or the environment from lead in discharged munitions. A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion, however, dismissed a property owner’s claims seeking lead-related clean-up costs as unripe... Read More

Insurance and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Posted on 10 May 2010 by Michael Kotula

By Michael Kotula , Partner, Rivkin Radler, LLP. The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon platform and rupture of an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, and the ensuing oil spill, is likely to result in significant liability exposures for a number of companies... Read More

Vermont Joins Other Northeastern States, Adopts “Time on the Risk” Approach in Long-Tail Cases
Posted on 26 Aug 2008 by Michael Aylward

Even as briefing has begun before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court with respect to the issue of allocation, Vermont has joined the growing number of Northeastern states adopting a “time on the risk” approach in long-tail cases. In... Read More

Michael Aylward on Allocating Indemnity Obligations in Long-Tail Environmental Claims: Boston Gas and the "Unavailability" Debate
Posted on 9 Sep 2009 by Michael Aylward

In Boston Gas v. Century Indemnity , the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that long-tail claims should be allocated on a pure “time on the risk” basis without regard to whether insurance was “unavailable” to... Read More

Charles H. Mullin, Karl N. Snow, and Noah B. Wallace on “Proper Settlement Credits in All Sums Jurisdictions”
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by Charles H. Mullin, Karl N. Snow, and Noah B. Walla

By Charles H. Mullin, Karl N. Snow, and Noah B. Wallace, Principals, Bates White, LLC In their article appearing in the May/June 2010 issue of Coverage, “Proper Settlement Credits in All Sums Jurisdictions,” Charles H. Mullin, Karl N... Read More

Perkins Coie On All-Sums-With-Stacking Allocation Boosts Insurance Recovery Under “One Giant ‘Uber Policy’”
Posted on 2 Sep 2012 by Perkins Coie

By Lara D. Cassidy, Koorosh Talieh, and Thomas McMahon, Attorneys, Perkins Coie The California Supreme Court's recent "all-sums-with-stacking" allocation ruling in California v. Continental Insurance Co., No. S170560, 2012 Cal. LEXIS... Read More

McCarter and English LLP on Insurance Coverage for Damages Arising from the Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by Brian J. Osias and David C. Kane

By Brian J. Osias and David C. Kane, Attorneys, McCarter & English, LLP The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has become arguably the worst in United States history. Spewing up to 30,000 barrels a day, it has surpassed even the Exxon Valdez... Read More

Jenner & Block: 2009 Climate Change Year in Review: Building Foundations for Change or Just Castles in the Sand?
Posted on 27 Jan 2010 by Gabrielle Sigel and Jennifer Cassel

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Gabrielle Sigel and Jennifer L. Cassel of Jenner & Block discuss climate change developments in the year 2009. This recap includes regulatory, legislative, litigation and international developments. Some highlights... Read More

Max H. Stern and Jessica E. La Londe of Duane Morris LLP on “Keep it Cool: Potential Coverage Defenses to ‘Global Warming’ Lawsuits”
Posted on 30 Jul 2009 by Max H. Stern and Jessica E. La Londe

In their article Keep it Cool: Potential Coverage Defenses to “Global Warming” Lawsuits , appearing in the July/August 2009 issue of Coverage , Max H. Stern and Jessica E. La Londe discuss several potential coverage defenses to global warming... Read More