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7th Circuit Rejects Attempt to Reopen Insurance Litigation Final Judgment Under Rule 54(b)
Posted on 19 Dec 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

Last month, we wrote about the Seventh Circuit’s willingness to reopen a 23-year old judgment under Rule 60 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. But in Selective Insurance Co. v. City of Paris , the court reminded parties once again that modifying... Read More

California Appellate Court Upholds Replacement Cost Condition but Authorizes "Conditional Judgment" for Replacement Cost Benefits
Posted on 8 Jan 2015 by Andrew B. Downs

By Samuel H. Ruby , Andrew B. Downs Recently, a California Court of Appeal upheld the standard condition that a policyholder must actually repair or replace in order to claim replacement cost value. However, the court held a policyholder could recover... Read More

Court Allows Insurer to Settle and Then Seek Recovery of Uncovered Damages
Posted on 23 Apr 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

It is one of the toughest issues of them all for insurers. The insurer is defending its insured under a reservation of rights. There are strong coverage defenses. The underlying case is getting close to trial. There is a demand to settle within limits... Read More

Appeals Court Makes New Law: Insurer Must Pay Interest On Settlement After 30th Day Without Payment
Posted on 30 Oct 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

Singler v. Zurich American Ins. Co., No. 2014AP391 (Wis. Ct. App. Sept. 16, 2014), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], involves Zurich’s eve-of-trial settlement of an automobile liability claim for $1.9 million. Zurich’s... Read More

Ten Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions Of 2014 – Insurer Can Litigate Facts Determinative Of Both Liability And Coverage Following A Consent Judgment
Posted on 23 Dec 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

The Arizona Supreme Court’s decision in Quihuis v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co., 334 P.3d 719 (Ariz. 2014), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], answered the following Certified Question from the Ninth Circuit: “Whether... Read More

LexisNexis Author William T. Barker To Speak at 1st Annual Bad Faith Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit on "Recent Developments in Third-Party Bad Faith: The American Law Institute Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance."
Posted on 14 Oct 2014 by William T. Barker

On November 4, 2014, LexisNexis author William T. Barker will speak at the 1st Annual Bad Faith Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit on "Recent Developments in Third-Party Bad Faith: The American Law Institute Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance... Read More