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2015 Post-Season Florida Insurance Report
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by GreenbergTraurig

Political Overview Republicans fared well in the election cycle that preceded the 2015 Florida Legislative Session. Despite a tight race, Republican Governor Rick Scott won re-election as did the other three GOP Cabinet members. Additionally, Republicans... Read More

Insurance Broker Was Not Liable for Failing to Timely Tender an Insured’s Claim Because the Policy Would Not Have Covered the Claim Even if it Were Timely Tendered
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

Ecolite Concrete USA, Inc. v. G.S. Levine Ins. Services, Inc ., 2014 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 9271 (Cal. App. Dec. 31, 2014), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In Ecolite Concrete , the California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial... Read More

The Trouble With Certificates
Posted on 9 Jun 2015 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Douglas M. Palais Even though issuing certificates is an important part of the service that you provide to your customers, from an E & O standpoint, they must be handled with extreme care. The following points are not comprehensive, but demonstrate... Read More

Broker May Be on the Hook for Insured’s Failure to Provide Timely Notice Of a $5M Claim
Posted on 30 Oct 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

When an insured is denied coverage for a claim it is not unusual for someone to suggest that the fault lies with the insured’s broker for its failure to have obtained it. [On one hand, broker liability cases are not true coverage cases. On the... Read More

Unique Look at One of the Newest Aspects of Construction Defect Coverage (And a Broker Warning)
Posted on 1 Dec 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

If you do construction defect coverage work, then you’ve definitely seen an endorsement, on a general liability policy, that is along the lines of this (but with more detail): If liability arises out of the insured’s use of a sub-contractor... Read More

Southern District of California Holds that Professional Liability Carrier Breached Its Duty to Defend Because the Underlying Action Alleged Both Non-Covered Professional Services and Potentially Covered Professional Services
Posted on 17 Jul 2014 by Troutman Sanders

Isaacs v. Chartis Specialty Ins. Co. , 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44053 (S.D. Cal. Mar. 31, 2014), [ enhanced enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In Isaacs , the district court held that the insurer breached its duty to defend an underlying... Read More