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Duane Morris: Key Ruling for Insurance Companies in Equitable Subrogation Action in U.S. District Court in Florida
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

In QBE Insurance Corporation v. Jorda Enterprises (Free Download), Judge Alan Gold of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted summary judgment to HVAC subcontractor Jorda Enterprises Inc., who was insured by The Hartford Insurance... Read More

CaseWatch: Insurance – Decisions from The Insurance and Reinsurance Report – December, 2011
Posted on 30 Jan 2012 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 and Proceedings C.R. Pittman Constr. Co., Inc. v. Nat'l Fire Insurance... Read More

Reed Smith LLP on Versai Management Corp. v. Clarendon America Insurance Co.: Proving Business Income Losses Through Company Officers and Not Forensic Accountants
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by Richard P. Lewis

By Richard Lewis, Partner, Reed Smith LLP In Versai Management Corp. v. Clarendon America Insurance Co. , the court concluded that a policyholder need not prove the magnitude of its Business Income claim through an expert forensic accountant, but... Read More

McCarter & English on Fifth Circuit Panel Affirms Award of Lost Business Income Based on Post-Loss Economic Conditions
Posted on 30 Aug 2011 by Mark Villanueva

By Mark D. Villanueva, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Berk-Cohen Assocs. v. Landmark Am. Ins. Co. , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 14911 (5th Cir. July 20, 2011) recently considered whether an insured may recover... Read More

SNR Denton on Oubre v. Citizens Insurance Co.: Louisiana Supreme Court Clarifies Penalty Statutes
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Oubre v. Citizens Insurance Co., a divided Louisiana Supreme Court resolved a split in the courts of appeals by holding that the statutory penalty for an insurer's failure to timely initiate loss... Read More

Insurance Implications in the Wake of Hurricane Irene
Posted on 29 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

After Hurricane Irene, individuals and businesses will face property losses and interruption of business and will look to insurers for coverage of these multi-faceted losses. To remain up-to-date on the coverage issues raised by Hurricane Irene and similar... Read More

Flood Insurer is Not A Fiduciary
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant James Grissom purchased flood insurance for his home in Pascagoula, Mississippi under the Federal National Flood Insurance Program ("NFIP"). Grissom was eligible for a preferred risk insurance policy... Read More

Perkins Coie LLP on Court Confirms $20M Settlement with Louisiana Citizens for Late Claim Payments After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Posted on 25 Feb 2013 by Perkins Coie

By Aaron D. Coombs, Associate, Perkins Coie LLP District Judge Kern Reece of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, approved a $20 million class-action settlement with Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Company on January 30, 2013, for claims related to the... Read More

Flood Insurer is Not A Fiduciary
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant James Grissom purchased flood insurance for his home in Pascagoula, Mississippi under the Federal National Flood Insurance Program ("NFIP"). Grissom was eligible for a preferred risk insurance policy... Read More

Duane Morris: Key Ruling for Insurance Companies in Equitable Subrogation Action in U.S. District Court in Florida
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

In QBE Insurance Corporation v. Jorda Enterprises (Free Download), Judge Alan Gold of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted summary judgment to HVAC subcontractor Jorda Enterprises Inc., who was insured by The Hartford Insurance... Read More

Insurance Implications in the Wake of Hurricane Irene
Posted on 29 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

After Hurricane Irene, individuals and businesses will face property losses and interruption of business and will look to insurers for coverage of these multi-faceted losses. To remain up-to-date on the coverage issues raised by Hurricane Irene and similar... Read More

McCarter & English on Fifth Circuit Panel Affirms Award of Lost Business Income Based on Post-Loss Economic Conditions
Posted on 30 Aug 2011 by Mark Villanueva

By Mark D. Villanueva, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Berk-Cohen Assocs. v. Landmark Am. Ins. Co. , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 14911 (5th Cir. July 20, 2011) recently considered whether an insured may recover... Read More

SNR Denton on Oubre v. Citizens Insurance Co.: Louisiana Supreme Court Clarifies Penalty Statutes
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Oubre v. Citizens Insurance Co., a divided Louisiana Supreme Court resolved a split in the courts of appeals by holding that the statutory penalty for an insurer's failure to timely initiate loss... Read More

Reed Smith LLP on Versai Management Corp. v. Clarendon America Insurance Co.: Proving Business Income Losses Through Company Officers and Not Forensic Accountants
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by Richard P. Lewis

By Richard Lewis, Partner, Reed Smith LLP In Versai Management Corp. v. Clarendon America Insurance Co. , the court concluded that a policyholder need not prove the magnitude of its Business Income claim through an expert forensic accountant, but... Read More