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Court Looks For Fair Way To Interpret Golf Cart Coverage: Insurer Gets It Rough And Insured Gets The Green
Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

Lots of courts have addressed whether golf carts are “autos” for purposes of liability and automobile policies. I’ve confronted the issue a couple of times and it’s an interesting one. The Court of Appeals of Georgia just had a... Read More

Is There Coverage for Assaulting Your Employee? Business Dispute Not Covered by Homeowners
Posted on 18 Jun 2015 by Barry Zalma

A Homeowners policy provides worldwide liability insurance coverage to the homeowners subject to various exclusions and limitations. In Perry v. Hartford Underwriters Insurance Company , Not Reported in A.3d, 2015 Del. Super. LEXIS 267 (Del.Super., 6... Read More

Mold: A Comprehensive Survey Of Defense Strategies, Coverage Exclusions, And Liability Implications Across The U.S.
Posted on 11 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Thomas F. Segalla Andrew J. Scholz Matthew R. Shindell Matthew D. Cabral ( Complete version of commentary with tables available to download here ) I. Introduction Nearly three decades have passed since the first mold cases made national headlines with... Read More

Ten Most Significant Insurance Decisions of 2010: Case Summaries and Core Search Terms from
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The following ten cases were selected by White & Williams LLP partners Randy J. Maniloff and Joshua A. Mooney for analysis in their annual article Endurance Coverage 2010: The Year’s Ten Most Significant Insurance Decisions Reaches the Decade... Read More

The Ninth Circuit Finds Carrier Had Duty to Defend Based on Potential that Erosion to Land Could Have Occurred During its Policy Period
Posted on 9 Feb 2015 by Troutman Sanders

St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. Vadnais Corp. , 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 13084 (9th Cir. July 10, 2014), [ enhanced version available to subscribers ] In St. Paul , the Ninth Circuit reversed the ruling by the Eastern District of California... Read More

EXCLUSIONS IN PROPERTY INSURANCE POLICIES - New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 43
Posted on 15 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Rene L. Siemens, Vincent E. Morgan, Alyson R. Parker, Dawn M. Jenkins This chapter discusses exclusions that are often found in property insurance policies, with a particular emphasis on the All-Risk Form.[1] The All-Risk Form, which covers all causes... Read More

Medical Payments Coverage – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 64
Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Donald M. Carley, Associate General Counsel, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Chapter 64 provides an overview of one of the most overlooked coverages in the personal automobile insurance contract - the medical payments coverage. The... Read More

Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 32
Posted on 4 May 2011 by Goldberg, Segalla LLP

By Daniel W. Gerber, Sarah J. Delaney and Paul D. McCormick, Attorneys, Goldberg Segalla LLP Chapter 32 addresses a relatively new insurance product: Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance. The chapter begins with Section 32.01 explaining that the term... Read More

Media Liability Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 31
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Michael J. O’Connor, Edward E. Weiman, Audrey Jing Faber, Attorneys, White O’Connor Fink & Brenner LLP Media liability insurance covers risks typically associated with the gathering, creation, production, and dissemination of mass... Read More

Farella Braun: Coverage for Theft of Customer Credit Card Information
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by Tyler C. Gerking

By Tyler Gerking, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP In August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that there was coverage for first-party and third-party losses arising from the theft of customer credit card information by hackers... Read More

CBI for the Cloud
Posted on 26 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Lon Berk, Partner, Hunton & Williams In his article, "CBI for the Cloud," appearing in the Nov./Dec. 2011 issue of Coverage, Lon Berk of Hunton & Williams observes that the frequency of business cloud computing is expected to... Read More

Randy Spencer’s Open Mic – Barry Manilow And Cyber Coverage: Court Writes The Songs For Policyholders
Posted on 14 Jul 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

Not a day goes by it seems without news of a cyber attack resulting in the release of 4 trillion people’s personal information. It has gotten to the point where one’s identity could seemingly be stolen several times a month. Perhaps the solution... Read More

Oregon Federal Court Holds No Duty to Pay Insured’s Appellate Costs
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in City of Medford v. Argonaut Ins. Group, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86114 (D. Ore. June 21, 2012) , the United States District Court for the District of Oregon... Read More

When The Duty To Indemnify Is Broader Than The Duty To Defend
Posted on 17 Jul 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

When it comes to coverage principles this one is as black as coal: the duty to defend is broader than the duty to indemnify and if an insurer does not have a duty to defend, it does not have a duty to indemnify. But in Texas it can be a different story... Read More

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 Advance ], gave away the ending right at the get... Read More