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Goldgerg Segalla’s Professional Liability Monthly – October, 2010

IN THIS MONTH'S EDITION: Subjective Statements of Underwriter Insufficient in Rescission Action Policyholder Under Medical Malpractice Policy Defeats Rescission Claim - Loses Coverage Under Exclusion States Can Proceed With Challenge to Healthcare Bill Six Women File Suit Against Citigroup...

Seven Mississippi Rush: State’s Appeals Court Allows Excess Insurer to Get Two Hands on Negligent Defense Counsel

Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP This is usually the part of Binding Authority where I say something silly - sometimes Sophomoric - and then attempt, with mixed results, to connect it to the coverage decision under review. Some of you have told me that this is also the only part of Binding...

Northern District of Illinois Cites As Authority New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition and Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law

Both the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition treatise and the New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law current awareness quarterly were cited in a recent federal court decision. The case of Continental Casualty Co. v. Duckson, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131566 (N.D. Ill...

Florida Court Holds E&O Insurer Has Duty to Defend Civil Conspiracy Claim

Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In its recent decision in Philadelphia Indem. Ins. Co. v. Hamic, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150067 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 18, 2012) , the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida had occasion to consider whether a...

SNR Denton LLP on Great American Excess & Surplus Insurance Co. v. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.: Excess Insurer Can Sue Appointed Defense Counsel for Malpractice

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton LLP In Great American Excess & Surplus Insurance Co. v. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., the Mississippi Supreme Court adopted the opinion of a divided Mississippi Court of Appeals holding (on an issue that has divided other jurisdictions...