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Farella Braun + Martel LLP: Claims For Defective Solar Panels Could Be Covered By General Liability Insurance
Posted on 6 Nov 2015 by John Green

Several solar panel manufacturers and their distributors have been sued in class actions alleging that certain models of panels are defective and need to be replaced. Class actions can be very expensive to defend, and the ultimate liability can also be... Read More

Florida Court Holds E&O Insurer Has Duty to Defend Civil Conspiracy Claim
Posted on 1 Nov 2012 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Philadelphia Indem. Ins. Co. v. Hamic, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150067 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 18, 2012) , the United States District Court for the Middle District... Read More

Top CA Case of Week: Sprinkles v. Associated Indemnity Corporation
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by Donielle Colich

By Donielle Colich , Associate, Barger & Wolen, LLP The California Court of Appeal recently held that an insurer properly denied coverage and had no duty to defend its insured where the policy unambiguously excluded coverage for claims arising... Read More

CaseWatch: Insurance – Decisions from The Insurance and Reinsurance Report – September 27, 2010
Posted on 29 Oct 2010 by Daniel W. Gerber and Sarah J. Delaney

Lexis.com subscribers may access the enhanced versions of the cases below. Non-subscribers may access the free, unenhanced versions on lexisONE , if available. Actions and Proceedings Bayle v. Allstate Insurance Co. 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 16635... Read More

Duty to Indemnify – Personal and Advertising Injury– New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 19
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by Sherilyn Pastor

By Sherilyn Pastor, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP As a consequence of competition, companies increasingly face business tort claims such as misappropriation of trade secrets, false advertisement, patent or copyright infringement, disparagement... Read More

Duty to Indemnify – Bodily Injury and Property Damages – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 18
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by Martha Kersey

By Martha Kersey, Esq. This chapter addresses an insurer’s obligation to indemnify its insured for damages for “bodily injury” and “property damages” under Coverage A of a commercial general liability policy. Coverage A... Read More

Duty to Indemnify – Personal and Advertising Injury– New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 19
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by Sherilyn Pastor

By Sherilyn Pastor, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP As a consequence of competition, companies increasingly face business tort claims such as misappropriation of trade secrets, false advertisement, patent or copyright infringement, disparagement... Read More

Coverage for Cyber Risks
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Louis A. Chiafullo and Brett D. Kahn

By Louis A. Chiafullo and Brett D. Kahn, Attorneys, McCarter & English, LLP In their article appearing in the May/June 2011 issue of Coverage , "Coverage for Cyber Risks," Louis Chiafullo and Brett Kahn first observe that the costs arising... Read More

California Supreme Court Steps Away from Foster-Gardner Doctrine
Posted on 27 Dec 2010 by Andrew B. Downs

By Andrew B. Downs, Shareholder, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC In a retreat from its 1998 decision in Foster-Gardner, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. , 18 Cal.4th 857, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the California Supreme... Read More

Construction Defects as an ‘Occurrence’: State Legislatures Weigh In
Posted on 2 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Edwin L. Doernberger and Theresa A. Guertin, Attorneys, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. In their article appearing in the November/December 2011 issue of Coverage, "Construction Defects as an 'Occurrence': State Legislatures Weigh... Read More

Claims for Defective Solar Panels Are Covered by CGL Insurance
Posted on 18 Sep 2015 by John Green

Several solar panel manufacturers and their distributors have been sued in class actions alleging the panels are defective and need to be replaced. As will be explained below, these kinds of claims are covered by general liability insurance (CGL), the... Read More

Nevada Court Denies Insured’s Demand for Refund of Advance Premium
Posted on 17 Aug 2011 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision Crestdale Associates, Inc. v. Everest Indemnity Ins. Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84380 (D. Nev. Aug. 1, 2011) , the United States District Court for the District... Read More

Reed Smith LLP on Developments and New Directions in Coverage for Claims Related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By John S. Vishneski, III and Robert Deegan, Attorneys, Reed Smith LLP The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the "TCPA"), 47 U.S.C. § 227, et seq . , protects consumers from unwanted calls, faxes, and text messages. This commentary... Read More

Business Insurance Law and Practice Guide
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Business Insurance Law and Practice Guide is a comprehensive guide for both insurance companies and attorneys who advise businesses of all sizes. It provides detailed treatment of many different types of insurance, including liability, directors'... Read More

Third Circuit Finds Additional Insured Coverage Based on Peculiar Risk Doctrine
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision Lafayette College v. Selective Insurance Company , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 22721 (3d Cir. Nov. 10, 2011) , the United States Court of Appeals for the Third... Read More