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Daniel W. Gerber and Sarah J. Delaney
CaseWatch: Insurance – Decisions from The Insurance and Reinsurance Report – January 14, 2010

Focus Case: Exclusions Submitted by: Paul C. Steck Builders Mut. Ins. Co. v. Kalman d/b/a Kalman Constr. Corp. 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114363 [ lexis.com ] (D.S.C., December 8, 2009) District of South Carolina First Court to Analyze CG 22 94 10...

John B. Mumford Jr. and Kathryn E. Kransdorf
CACI Int’l, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company ─ Courts Continue to Struggle with the Boundaries of the Eight Corners Rule

In their article appearing in the November/December 2009 issue of Coverage , “ CACI Int’l, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company ─ Courts Continue to Struggle with the Boundaries of the Eight Corners Rule,” John Mumford...

Seth Friedeman
Insurance 101 ─ Insights for Young Lawyers - Assessing Coverage Issues under Additional Insured Endorsements

In his article appearing in the November/December 2009 issue of Coverage , “ Insurance 101 ─ Insights for Young Lawyers : Assessing Coverage Issues under Additional Insured Endorsements,” Seth Friedman observes that while additional insured...

William Barker and Gauri Chopra
SNR Denton on SwedishAmerican Hospital Association v. Sari Insurance Co.: Breach of Duty To Settle Frees Insured To Do So

SwedishAmerican Hospital Ass’n v. Sari Insurance Co. , 2009 Ill. App. LEXIS 911, held that an insurer that breaches its duty to settle frees its insured (and another insurer) to do so. The court found no prior controlling Illinois law on this point...

William T. Barker
SNR Denton on Griffin Dewatering Corp. v. Northern Insurance Co.: A Reservation of Rights Cannot Be Actionable Bad Faith

Griffin Dewatering Corp. v. Northern Insurance Co. , 176 Cal. App. 4 th 172 (2009), held that an insurer’s reasonable refusal to defend did not become bad faith when a later supreme court decision established that the refusal was incorrect. But...

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Evan Thomas Knott
Reed Smith LLP on The Fifth Circuit's Decision in Safety National

In Safety Nat’l Cas. Corp. v. Certain Underwriters At Lloyd's, London , --- F.3d ----, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 24585 (5th Cir. Nov. 9, 2009), an en banc panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a Louisiana anti...