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Are Costs Of Cleaning Up Radioactive Contamination Covered?

By Rene Siemens, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP For decades, insurers have denied coverage for the costs of investigating and cleaning up radioactive contamination. Insurers insist that such costs are excluded from coverage. Their position took a body-blow recently when a Massachusetts...

Linsurance Coverage: The Issue That Everyone Is Talking About – “Use of an Auto” Exclusion the Most Popular Issue of the Year

Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP I own a car. And there is little doubt in my mind about when I'm using it. I get in. Put my drink in the cup holder. Turn around and marvel at the number of Cheerios in the car seat. Turn the key. Put on the radio. And, voila, off I go. But, apparently...

RI Court Holds No Coverage for Criminal Proceedings Involving Nightclub Tragedy

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Derderian v. Essex Insurance Company , 2012 R.I. LEXIS 54 (R.I. Apr. 27, 2012), the Supreme Court of Rhode Island had occasion to consider whether under a general liability policy, an insured was entitled...

A New Way to Sue Insurers - Unfair Competition Law Allows Direct Action Against Insurer

In Zhang v. Superior Court (California Capital Insurance Company) , S178542 (Cal. 08/01/2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the California Supreme Court was called upon to determine if the California Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and the Unfair Insurance Practices Act (UIPA...

General Liability Insurance Coverage: Key Issues in Every State

Lexis Nexis now sells: General Liability Insurance Coverage: Key Issues in Every State General Liability Insurance Coverage: Key Issues in Every State by Randy Maniloff & Jeffrey Stempel is designed to give the stakeholders in the claims process ready access to the law of all 50 states on the...