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Wasteful Litigation – Failure To Read Policy No Excuse
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant Insurance is, and has always been a contract. In modern practice insurance policies are written in easy to read language that requires nothing more than a fourth grade education to understand. Regardless,... Read More

Top Case: American and Foreign Insurance Co. v. Jerry’s Sport Center, Inc.
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

In American and Foreign Insurance Co. v. Jerry’s Sport Center, Inc. , No. 88 MAP 2008, 2010 Pa. LEXIS 1803 (Pa. Aug. 17, 2010), the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania refuted the reasoning under which some courts have allowed insurers to seek reimbursement... Read More

Affiliated Carrier Dismissed from Action because it did not Issue the Policy in Question
Posted on 30 Nov 2015 by Troutman Sanders

In Wright v. Allstate Ins. Co. of Cal. , the Northern District of California granted Allstate Insurance Company of California’s (“Allstate California”) motion to dismiss, agreeing with Allstate California’s argument that it could... Read More

Regulation of Policy Forms – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 10
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by Carrie E. Cope old bio

By Carrie Cope This chapter begins with a discussion of the history and purpose of policy form regulation and notes that dramatic differences among the states in size, geography, industry, politics and financial resources have impacted their reasons... Read More

Endorsements and Supplemental Coverages - New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 21
Posted on 11 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The subjects of Chapter 21 are endorsements and riders contained within an insurance policy. Endorsements are included in insurance policies to modify the coverage contained within the policy form. For example, endorsements can change the entity that... Read More

Chapter 3 of the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition – Content Abstract
Posted on 4 Mar 2010 by Hille Rossmiller Kaveney Croce

Chapter 3: THE CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP Chapter 3 of the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition examines the contractual relationship between the parties to an insurance contract. Insurance policies are subject to general contract law, but they... Read More

Top Case: American and Foreign Insurance Co. v. Jerry’s Sport Center, Inc.
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

In American and Foreign Insurance Co. v. Jerry’s Sport Center, Inc. , No. 88 MAP 2008, 2010 Pa. LEXIS 1803 (Pa. Aug. 17, 2010), the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania refuted the reasoning under which some courts have allowed insurers to seek reimbursement... Read More

SNR Denton on Insurer Recoupment of Noncovered Defense Costs and Settlements
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by William T. Barker

By William Barker, Partner, SNR Denton A recurring issue in the law of liability insurance is whether an insurer that has provided a defense under a reservation of rights (including a reservation of the right to recoup the cost of that defense if... Read More

Howard on Missing The "Buss": Pennsylvania Supreme Court Refuses to Recognize Insurers' Right to Recover Defense Costs Expended With Respect to Non-Covered Claims
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by Ted Howard

By Ted Howard, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP Addressing an issue of substantial current interest and broad disagreement as between liability insurers and policyholders on a nationwide basis, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in its recent decision captioned... Read More

Endorsements and Supplemental Coverages - New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 21
Posted on 11 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The subjects of Chapter 21 are endorsements and riders contained within an insurance policy. Endorsements are included in insurance policies to modify the coverage contained within the policy form. For example, endorsements can change the entity that... Read More

Regulation of Policy Forms – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 10
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by Carrie E. Cope old bio

By Carrie Cope This chapter begins with a discussion of the history and purpose of policy form regulation and notes that dramatic differences among the states in size, geography, industry, politics and financial resources have impacted their reasons... Read More

Chapter 3 of the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition – Content Abstract
Posted on 4 Mar 2010 by Hille Rossmiller Kaveney Croce

Chapter 3: THE CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP Chapter 3 of the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition examines the contractual relationship between the parties to an insurance contract. Insurance policies are subject to general contract law, but they... Read More