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Three Sheets To The Win: Policyholder Rewarded For Being Drunk
Posted on 16 Jul 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

The court in IDS Property Casualty Ins. Co. v. Schonewolf, No. 13-6039, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67542 (E.D. Pa. May 26, 2015), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], gave away the ending right at the get... Read More

When Does Assault & Battery Exclusion Apply? Assault & Battery Exclusion Easy to Prove When Patrons Shot
Posted on 17 Jun 2015 by Barry Zalma

Places of public accommodation like bars, restaurants and hotels that serve alcoholic beverages are subject to rambunctious customers who may injure innocent customers. Insurers are loathe to insure risks where damage from assault or battery or the use... Read More

Bar’s Policy That Excludes Assault & Battery Is Not Illusory
Posted on 30 Apr 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

Tapas: Small Dishes of Insurance Coverage News & Notes It is not surprising that a bar owner, who did not pay a lot of attention to the ins and outs of his insurance, would be surprised to learn that his commercial general liability policy contained... Read More

Is That Covered? Holiday Parties
Posted on 7 Jan 2014 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Michael Kelley Let's say that you are having a Holiday party (with alcohol served) at your home, or you are a business owner and have a voluntary "company" party for your employees. If someone becomes "visibly intoxicated"... Read More