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New Developments in Chinese Drywall Claims -- Summer 2010
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus

By Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus The pace of litigation in the Chinese drywall ("CDW") claims has escalated in recent months. It is alleged that the gypsum that was used to manufacture that drywall came from particular Chinese mines and... Read More

Linsurance Coverage: The Issue That Everyone Is Talking About – “Use of an Auto” Exclusion the Most Popular Issue of the Year
Posted on 23 Feb 2012 by Randy J. Maniloff

Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP I own a car. And there is little doubt in my mind about when I'm using it. I get in. Put my drink in the cup holder. Turn around and marvel at the number of Cheerios in the car seat. Turn the key. Put... Read More

Who’s On First – The Selective Tender Rule
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant The Illinois Court of Appeal was asked to resolve a dispute between the Illinois School District Agency (ISDA), a provider of commercial general liability insurance and St. Charles Community Unit School District... Read More

Lorelie S. Masters and Jerold Oshinsky on “Is ‘Fair’ Fair?: ‘All Sums’ and the Allocation of Deductibles”
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by Lorelie S. Masters and Jerold Oshinsky

Much has been written on the issue of allocating an insured's liability across policy limits under general liability insurance policies. The article "Is 'Fair' Fair?: 'All Sums' and the Allocation of Deductibles," by Lorelie... Read More

Chinese Drywall Cases And Their Impact On Carriers In Settling Multiple Claims In Good Faith In Certain State Courts
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By R. Steven Rawls and Ryan K. Hilton Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith I. Introduction Many insurers that issued liability policies to homebuilders in the southeast United States are receiving an influx of Chinese-drywall claims... Read More

California Appellate Court Rejects Insurer’s Attempt to Apply Multiple Self-Insured Retentions To a Single Lawsuit
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by Erica Villanueva

By Erica Villanueva, Associate, Farella Braun + Martel In Clarendon America Insurance Company v. North American Capacity Insurance Company , E048176, 4th Dist. Ct. App. (Super. Ct. No. CIVRS701868), a new California Court of Appeal decision, the... Read More

Linsurance Coverage: The Issue That Everyone Is Talking About – “Use of an Auto” Exclusion the Most Popular Issue of the Year
Posted on 23 Feb 2012 by Randy J. Maniloff

Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP I own a car. And there is little doubt in my mind about when I'm using it. I get in. Put my drink in the cup holder. Turn around and marvel at the number of Cheerios in the car seat. Turn the key. Put... Read More

New Developments in Chinese Drywall Claims -- Summer 2010
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus

By Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus The pace of litigation in the Chinese drywall ("CDW") claims has escalated in recent months. It is alleged that the gypsum that was used to manufacture that drywall came from particular Chinese mines and... Read More

Hot Issues in Construction Defects Insurance Coverage
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by Conferences in Arizona

A March 4, plenary session at the ICLC annual meeting was devoted to hot issues in construction defects insurance coverage. These include: (1) issues arising out of the Chinese drywall problem-some drywall manufactured in China emit sulfur fumes associated... Read More

Who’s On First – The Selective Tender Rule
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant The Illinois Court of Appeal was asked to resolve a dispute between the Illinois School District Agency (ISDA), a provider of commercial general liability insurance and St. Charles Community Unit School District... Read More