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California Supreme Court Holds That California Insurance Code Section 520 Prohibits a Carrier From Denying Coverage Based on “Consent-to-Assignment” Clauses in its Policy if the Loss Happened Prior to the Assignment
Posted on 25 Nov 2015 by Troutman Sanders

In Fluor v. Superior Court , the California Supreme Court overruled its prior decision in Henkel Corp. v. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. , 29 Cal. 4th 934 (2003), and held that an insurance company may not utilize a “consent-to-assignment”... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Petition To Review Ruling In Asbestos Coverage Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Dec 2010 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C.- (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 30 denied an insurer's petition for certiorari seeking review of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling that a 1986 injunction issued in asbestos manufacturer Johns-Manville... Read More

Kazan on Asbestos Usage in the U.S.
Posted on 31 May 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) Is anything new being done about the continued use of asbestos in the United States? Steve Kazan of Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley shared his views earlier this month in a clip produced by HB... Read More

Gaffrey on Mold Litigation
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) Mold litigation was another would-be asbestos. Where is that litigation today? Click and listen to what Marc S. Gaffrey had to say on the subject. Marc is a partner with Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst &... Read More

Tags: asbestos , mold

Gaffrey on the “Next Asbestos”
Posted on 22 May 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) So benzene isn’t. Mold isn’t. So what is the proverbial “next asbestos”? Click and listen to what Marc S. Gaffrey had to say on the subject. Marc is a partner with Hoagland, Longo,... Read More

Pietrykowski on Asbestos Case Removal Part 1
Posted on 23 May 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) What might we see in the area of asbestos case removal? Will we see more of this activity? How will federal courts deal with the issue? Hear what Gordon & Rees partner Michael Pietrykowski had to say earlier... Read More

Pietrykowski on Asbestos Case Removal Part 2
Posted on 23 May 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) What about claims that asbestos defendants use the removal process to stall litigation? Hear what Gordon & Rees partner Michael Pietrykowski had to say earlier this month in a clip produced by HB Litigation... Read More

Kazan on Changes in Asbestos
Posted on 22 May 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) How has the development of asbestos disease and the resulting litigation changed since the 1970s? Steve Kazan of Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley shared his views earlier this month in a clip... Read More

Gaffrey on Benzene Litigation
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) Benzene litigation has not become the proverbial next asbestos as some predicted. What has it become? Click and listen to what Marc S. Gaffrey had to say on the subject. Marc is a partner with Hoagland, Longo... Read More

Tags: asbestos , benzene

Gaffrey on Asbestos Equipment Defendants
Posted on 31 May 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) How has the involvement of equipment makers changed the character of asbestos litigation? Click and listen to what Marc S. Gaffrey had to say on the subject. Marc is a partner with Hoagland, Longo, Moran,... Read More

Release of Asbestos During Ceiling Renovation Falls Within Pollution Exclusion of Property Insurance
Posted on 25 Aug 2011 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

By Samuel H. Ruby, Shareholder, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC A California Court of Appeal has held that the release of asbestos in and about a condominium complex during the scraping of acoustical "popcorn" ceiling falls within a property... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Petition To Review Ruling In Asbestos Coverage Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Dec 2010 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C.- (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 30 denied an insurer's petition for certiorari seeking review of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling that a 1986 injunction issued in asbestos manufacturer Johns-Manville... Read More

New York’s Highest Court Perplexcess Insurers
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by Randy J. Maniloff

Asbestos - But More - If the decision can make it here, it can make it anywhere Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP Come on, isn't it annoying that New York's highest court is called the Court of Appeals of New York and not... Read More

Courts Continue To Resist Confidentiality in Filing Arbitral Vacatur/Confirmation Proceedings; Other Rulings Lead To Confirmation of Award
Posted on 9 Dec 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Harper Ins. Ltd. v. Century Indemnity Co. , 10 Civ. 7866 (S.D.N.Y. July 2011)(NRB) (Free Download), addresses cross-petitions to vacate and confirm an arbitral award. The case addresses... Read More

The Owens-Illinoise That Will Be Heard Around The World: New Jersey Supreme Court Overrules Decision Adopting The Continuous Trigger
Posted on 14 May 2010 by Randy J. Maniloff

It has been said so many times - to the point of uber-cliché - that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. I have always believed that this list of sure things could include a third - there will never be a greater movie made than Airplane... Read More