The Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida recently reversed a circuit court decision out of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit for Broward County, holding that an insurer’s liability for coverage and the extent of damages, and not necessarily an insurer's liability for breach of contract, must be determined before a bad faith action becomes ripe.
A potential roadmap for navigating around a bad faith punitive damages award may be lying in Justice H. Walter Croskey’s dissent in Nickerson v. Stonebridge Life Insurance Company
A recent Texas decision demonstrates that, while insurers are entitled to rely on exclusionary language designed to prevent indemnifying policyholders for known liability exposure at the time a policy is purchased, courts may elect not to enforce broadly drafted prior knowledge exclusions as written if such a result would interfere with the fundamental nature of the coverage provided.
By William T. Barker
New law may be just around the corner in Florida auto insurance law.
Joseph D. Jean and Danielle Vrabie
It's not a suit, but the government is knocking on the door. Is coverage available?
By Matthew J. Schlesinger and Tara A. Brennan
Looking beyond the four corners of the policy may provide avenues to another source of coverage.
The coverage issues for firearm-related claims have long been well established. In this Sound Advice, litigator Rina Carmel reviews what constitutes an occurrence and examines the main issues. (11:12 min)
This clip considers whether liability insurance policies’ personal and advertising injury protection covers wrongs committed against both natural persons and organizations. (10:20 min)
A suit limitation clause provides that a cause of action or law suit must be brought within a certain time period – depending on jurisdiction. Nick Insua explains the ins and outs of these situations. (8:47 min)
Sheri Pastor describes enhancements and provisions that will help you when negotiating your next policy. (9:35 min)
Laura Hanson outlines coverage issues that arise as a result of dram-shop laws. (14:25 min)
Listen as Ron Kammer details what qualifies as a joint-venture exclusion and what does not. (8:43 min)
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John G. Buchanan III
Los Angeles, CA
James M. Davis
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Salt Lake City, UT