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SNR Denton LLP on Pedicini v. Life Insurance Co. of Alabama: Insurer Acted in Bad Faith by Refusing To Recognize Ambiguity of Policy Language

By William T. Barker & Ronald D. Kent, Partners, SNR Denton In Pedicini v. Life Insurance Co. of Alabama, 682 F.3d 522 (6th Cir. 2012), the Sixth Circuit held that the relevant language in a medical insurance policy was ambiguous and further held that the insurer had acted in bad faith by refusing...

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

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 coverage, ambiguities found in the insurance policy...

Insured v. Insured Exclusion Held Ambiguous With Regard to Claims by the FDIC as Receiver

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 bank against the bank’s former officers...

Payments by Other Insureds Held to Satisfy Policy’s SIR Endorsement

Centex Homes v. Lexington Ins. Co. , 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164472 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 24, 2014), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In Centex , the Central District of California held that unless a policy clearly states that a self-insured retention can only be satisfied through...