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Covington & Burling LLP: Electronic Discovery in Insurance Coverage Litigation
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By P. Benjamin Duke and Mari K. Bonthuis, Attorneys, Covington & Burling LLP Almost a decade after the first groundbreaking court decisions on electronic discovery, no insurance litigator can claim to be unaware of his or her obligations with... Read More

Taber Estes Thorne & Carr Adds Litigator Greta A. Matzen
Posted on 13 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DALLAS - The Dallas-based law firm of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC has announced the addition of Greta A. Matzen as a partner. A former senior litigation counsel for a large commercial insurer, Matzen's commercial litigation practice focuses... Read More

Chinese Drywall — Update On Litigation, Settlements And Insurance Claims
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus

By Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus, Attorneys at Law 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... Read More

New Developments In Chinese Drywall Claims
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 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 became contaminated with other potentially... Read More

Holy Mau: Florida Federal Court Rejects Continuous Trigger for Chinese Drywall Claims
Posted on 10 Jan 2011 by Randy J. Maniloff

I am serious. And stop calling me Shirley. By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LLP Chinese drywall -- litigation over the smell of a rotten egg, uh, rolls on. For some insurers, Chinese drywall is a potentially large exposure. With that... Read More

2 Key Rulings Pending In Global Warming Lawsuits
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 by John G. Nevius

By John G. Nevius, Esq., P.E. On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, two separate oral arguments were held that will help determine the future of climate-change litigation - and whether and how insurance coverage is available to defend against certain climate... Read More

If You Build It, He Will Come (And Sue You)
Posted on 5 Jan 2011 by Randy J. Maniloff

By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LLP 3 rd Circuit Addresses Construction Defect Coverage Under New Jersey Law The recent construction of New Meadowlands stadium in New Jersey - home of the Giants and Jets - has brought back talk of... Read More

SNR Denton On Kartman v. State Farm: No Bad Faith Liability Unless Some Benefits Improperly Delayed Or Denied
Posted on 24 Jan 2012 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Kartman v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. , the Seventh Circuit reversed certification of a class action for allegedly improper adjustment of claims for hailstorm damage to insureds' roofs... Read More

For Insurers In Pennsylvania, Courts Continue to Sing The Praises Of Kvaerner And Gambone
Posted on 4 Jan 2011 by Randy J. Maniloff

By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LLP Karen Carpenter, on life as an insurer in Pennsylvania handling construction defect claims: Everything I want the world to be Is now comin' true especially for me And the reason is clear... Read More

Bench Trial Concludes In Case Over Coverage For Excess Skin Removal (Watch The Video)
Posted on 14 Apr 2015 by Bajeerah LaCava

ALAMEDA, Calif. — (Mealey’s)The bench trial in a class suit brought by members accusing Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. of violating California Health and Safety Code Section 1367.63 by denying all requests for surgery to remove excess... Read More

High Court Refuses To Review Ruling In Asbestos Coverage Dispute
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Gina Cappello

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by an insured seeking review of whether an insurer is collaterally estopped from enforcing an arbitration clause in a settlement agreement... Read More

John Watkins On Assistance Insurance Coverage Lawyers Can Provide To Other Attorneys
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by johnlwatkins

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP As an insurance coverage lawyer, I am often asked to assist other lawyers in dealing with insurance issues that affect their clients. Insurance coverage is not intuitive. In many instances, counsel... Read More