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The Causation Question in Property Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 44

By Marc J. Shrake, Attorney Section 44.01 provides a framework for analyzing causation questions in property insurance policies. It acknowledges the brain-twisting nature of "causation" throughout history, encompassing not only philosophy and insurance law, but also the most common human...

McCarter and English LLP on the Virginia Court’s Narrow Reading of “Proximate Cause” Allegations in a Complaint Is Contradicted by a California Court’s Reading of the Same Complaint

By Adam J. Budesheim, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP In AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co. , 725 S.E.2d 532 (Va. 2012), the Supreme Court of Virginia became the first ultimate appellate court to rule on whether general liability policies cover global warming injuries. The Virginia court...