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Suriano Delivers Insurance Top Ten

(Please visit the site to view this video) Costantino P. Suriano, partner with Mound, Cotton, Wollan & Greengrass in New York, delivers what he and others have deemed the top ten risks facing insurance carriers and risk managers. Video by HB Litigation Conferences LLC. More at www.LitigationConferences...

Allocation of Coverage - New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 22

By Laura A. Foggan, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP This chapter opens with a discussion of how to determine whether allocation is required and an explanation of key circumstances where concurrent or successive insurance policies may be implicated by insurance claims. These circumstances present issues of...

Kevan Hirsh Of Kaplin Stewart On Punitive Damages In Bad Faith Insurance Disputes

Kevan F. Hirsch has developed expertise in defending bad faith claims against carriers, and regularly represents two insurance groups in actions brought directly against the companies in this region. He has represented insurers and insured in complex commercial lines coverage actions and financial disputes...

5th Circuit Addresses Excess Insurer’s Bad Faith Claim Against Primary

Tapas: Small Dishes of Insurance Coverage News & Notes RSUI Indem. Co. v. American States Ins. Co., No. 14–30033 (5th Cir. Sept. 25, 2014), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], (addressing Louisiana law) (“We hold only that under the circumstances of this case...

Ten Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions Of 2014 – Excess Insurers’ Chins Should Drop Down

A case involving an excess insurer’s obligation to drop down wouldn’t seem to be the stuff of one of the year’s ten most significant. In general, drop down provisions in excess or umbrella policies are often-times unique and the decisions dictated by such language. So no matter how...

Court Provides A Clinic In Sometimes Overlooked Coverage Issue

When an insurance company is evaluating whether to file a declaratory judgment action or defend one filed against it, the principal issues under consideration are likely to be its chance of success and the amount of attorney’s fees that it will incur to achieve the desired result. But there is...

The Limited Reach Of Pre-Answer Security Requirements For Unauthorized Insurers

By Thomas F. Bush When an insurer is sued in a state where it is not authorized to conduct its insurance business, it frequently faces an immediate demand from its opponent to post a bond or other security with the court in the full amount of the opponent's claim. More than 40 states have enacted...