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U.S. High Court Denies Appeal In Suit Over Sept. 11 Toxic Dust Cleanup Costs
Posted on 2 Dec 2014 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, DC. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1 rejected a petition challenging the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ finding that defendants in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act... Read More

Jury: Insured Incurred $4 Million In Covered Hurricane Wilma Damages Under Excess Policy
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by Jennifer Hans

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - (Mealey's) A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Jan. 30 found that a Florida property manager insured incurred $4 million in covered losses from Hurricane Wilma, rendering a verdict against... Read More

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Insurer's Appeal Of Reinstated $92.9 Million Judgment
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 25 denied an insurer's petition for a writ of certiorari challenging the Louisiana Supreme Court's finding that every member of a class of more than 18,000 insureds was entitled... Read More

Judge: World Trade Center Properties Cannot Recover Against Aviation Defendants
Posted on 19 Jul 2013 by Jennifer Hans

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) World Trade Center Properties LLC and its holding companies’ $4.09 billion insurance recovery stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks corresponds to and offsets their maximum potential tort damages recovery... Read More

5th Circuit Panel Unable To Resolve Dispute Over Hurricane Post-Loss Assignments
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Jennifer Hans

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) In light of the Louisiana Supreme Court's May 10 answer to a certified question regarding post-loss assignments, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 28 found that it is unable to resolve an appeal by more than... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Saudi Arabia’s Appeal Disputing Reopening Of 9/11 Suit
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 30 refused to hear the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s appeal of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ finding that a lower federal court erred in denying insurers’... Read More

5th Circuit: United States Not Immune From Liability For Katrina Flood Damage
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by Jennifer Hans

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 2 affirmed a lower court's ruling that the United States is not immune from liability for certain plaintiffs' Hurricane Katrina flood damage under Section 702c of the... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Insurer's Motion To Stay Reinstated $92.9 Million Judgment
Posted on 1 Feb 2012 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 31 denied an insurer's motion to stay pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari of a $92.9 million judgment that was reinstated against it in a class... Read More

2nd Circuit: $5M Contingent Payment Pursuant To Sept. 11 Settlement Not Triggered
Posted on 9 Jun 2014 by Jennifer Hans

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 9 found that a lower federal court erred in ordering the WTC Captive Insurance Co. Inc. to make a $5 million first contingent payment pursuant to the settlement of personal... Read More