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No Coverage Owed to Landlord for Tenant’s Marijuana Growing Operation
Posted on 24 Nov 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

Tapas: Small Dishes of Insurance Coverage News & Notes A New York Federal Court held in United Specialty Insurance Co. v. Barry Inn Realty, Inc., No. 14-4892 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 8, 2015), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion... Read More

Can Murder Ever Be Accidental? – Tenant is Not an Insured
Posted on 5 Aug 2015 by Barry Zalma

By definition liability insurance never applies to an intentional act. When a person rents a room in her house to a convicted felon with a history of violence and then gives the tenant a gun to use as he desires, she cannot claim that when the felon kills... Read More

West Virginia Supreme Court Clarifies Application of Landlords’ Homeowner’s Insurance Policy to Tenant’s Insurable Interest
Posted on 24 Nov 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (“WVSCA”) recently rejected a circuit court decision finding that a tenant is an “equitable insured” under his landlords’ homeowner’s policy, which had precluded the landlords’... Read More