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Report From The Rutgers ALI Restatement Conference: The Role Of Minority Positions In The Process
Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

I attended The Rutgers Law School–Camden Center for Risk and Responsibility’s ALI Restatement conference on February 27th. It had been my first time on the Rutgers-Camden Law School campus since I’d been deemed unworthy of being there... Read More

Illinois Appellate Court Further Clarifies the “Eight Corners Rule” While Construing The Term “Collectible” As Applied To Contingent Coverage
Posted on 14 Sep 2015 by Troutman Sanders

In Bartkowiak v. Underwriters at Lloyd’s London , 2015 Ill. App. (1 st ) 133549 (Aug. 13, 2015), the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], affirmed the... Read More

Perkins Coie LLP on Notable Insurance Coverage Decisions from the Second Half of 2014 and Early 2015
Posted on 2 Mar 2015 by Perkins Coie

By Nishant Kumar The second half of 2014 and early 2015 brought noteworthy insurance coverage cases in contemporary areas of interest -- for instance, coverage for media providers and for privacy breaches -- as well as significant new developments... Read More

When an Additional Insured Is the Party Seeking Coverage, Courts Must Resolve Ambiguities in a Manner Consistent With the Objectively Reasonable Expectations of the Additional Insured
Posted on 3 Sep 2014 by Troutman Sanders

Transport Ins. Co. v. Superior Court , 222 Cal. App. 4th 1216 (2014), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In Transport Insurance Co. , the California Court of Appeal held that because the additional insured was the party seeking... Read More

Effect of “Assault & Battery” Exclusion: Entire Policy Must Be Read to Interpret Policy
Posted on 19 Jun 2014 by Barry Zalma

Insurance policies, contrary to the belief of some members of the plaintiffs’ bar, are nothing more than a contract that needs to be interpreted like any other contract. In so doing the entire contract must be read to determine the intent of the... Read More

Insured v. Insured Exclusion Held Ambiguous With Regard to Claims by the FDIC as Receiver
Posted on 18 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co. v. Hahn , 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153643 (C.D. Cal. October 8, 2014), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In Hahn, the Central District of California ruled that the claims of the FDIC as receiver for a failed... Read More

Illinois Court Addresses Liquor Liability Exclusion
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Netherlands Insurance Co. v. Phusion Projects, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5222 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 17, 2012) , the United States District Court for the Northern... Read More

California Appeals Court Holds That Insurer Can Rely on Voluntary-Parting Exclusion to Deny Coverage to Jewelry Owner who Mistakenly Gave Away $1.5 Million in Jewels
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by InsureReinsure: The Insurance-Reinsurance Blog

A California appeals court has ruled that an insurance company did not act in bad faith when it refused to reimburse a jewelry wholesaler for more than $1.5 million in property that the wholesaler claimed was mistakenly handed over to an individual who... Read More

Illinois Court Addresses Liquor Liability Exclusion
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by Brian Margolies

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Netherlands Insurance Co. v. Phusion Projects, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5222 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 17, 2012) , the United States District Court for the... Read More