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White Paper: Insurance Coverage for Products Liability Claims Arising from Airline Disasters

By Selena Linde, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP Numerous lawsuits have been filed related to Air France Flight 447, which crashed in June 2009 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, leaving 228 people dead. A number of wrongful death lawsuits have been filed that allege product liability claims against...

White Paper: Insurance Coverage for Products Liability Claims Arising from Airline Disasters

By Selena Linde, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP Numerous lawsuits have been filed related to Air France Flight 447, which crashed in June 2009 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, leaving 228 people dead. A number of wrongful death lawsuits have been filed that allege product liability claims against...

Eruptions and Disruption But No Indemnification

This article explains the liability faced by air carriers arising out of the closure of most of Europe’s airspace for six days in April 2010, the lack of insurance to cover that loss and the new products being considered to cover such eventualities in future. Europe is now reflecting on the...

Guest v. Allstate Insurance Co.: Client-Caused Conflict Is Not a Profit Opportunity

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Guest v. Allstate Insurance Co. , No. 31,602 (N.M. Oct. 25, 2010), Allstate first agreed to indemnify its counsel against a third-party lawsuit, then refused, later agreed again, and then got into a dispute about protecting counsel's malicious prosecution...

The June 2011 Release of New Appleman New York Insurance Law is Now Available on Lexis.com

The newest release of New Appleman New York Insurance Law is available on lexis.com as of June 23, 2011. The release contains updates to reflect recent case law and interpretations issued by the Department of Insurance and the Office of General Counsel, as well as recent statutory and regulatory amendments...

California Adopts "All-Sums-With-Stacking" Doctrine for Continuous and Progressive Property Damage Liability Claims

By Andrew B. Downs , William J. Rusteen , Attorneys, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC Last month, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in State of California v. Continental Insurance Company , 55 Cal. 4th 186 (Aug. 9, 2012). The court adopted an "all-sums-with-stacking"...

Underwriting Is a Risk Taking Exercise – Car Crusher Not a Trailer

An insurance company is entitled to determine for itself what risks it will accept, and therefore to know all the facts relative to the condition of the applicant’s property. It has the unquestioned right to select those whom it will insure and to rely upon him who would be insured for such information...

Supreme Court To Insurers: SIR You Listening? Examine Your Self-Insured Retention Provisions

It is natural for insurers to look at coverage decisions and consider whether they call for any changes to their own policies. But, as a practical matter, only some decisions (or trends of decisions) can serve as a catalyst for amendments to policy language. Insurers that issue policies with a self...

LexisNexis Author William T. Barker To Speak at 1st Annual Bad Faith Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit on "Recent Developments in Third-Party Bad Faith: The American Law Institute Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance."

On November 4, 2014, LexisNexis author William T. Barker will speak at the 1st Annual Bad Faith Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit on "Recent Developments in Third-Party Bad Faith: The American Law Institute Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance." Mr. Barker is the co-author, (with Ronald...

Is a Vice President an Officer Entitled to Indemnification or Advancement?

By Angela Elbert This question didn’t seem to be that complicated at first blush. Now it is. The Third Circuit’s recent ruling that a former Vice President of Goldman Sachs is not necessarily an officer entitled to indemnification/advancement potentially changes the landscape on this...

Is that Covered? Insurance and Indemnity Clauses

By Michael R. Kelley Many contracts contain clauses requiring parties to carry insurance and to agree to indemnify one party or another in the event of a lawsuit. Such language is typical in lease agreements, distribution contracts, and construction deals, to name a few. But, what does this language...