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Penn State Teaches a Lesson in Asserting Bad Faith Claims

A Pennsylvania court held that the policyholder’s allegations of specific, albeit disputed, facts regarding insurer misconduct allowed its bad faith claim to survive the carrier’s summary judgment motion


Innocent Insured Doctrine Inapplicable Where Application Falsified

The Illinois Supreme Court held that the common law innocent insured doctrine did not preserve coverage for an innocent insured where the insurer rescinded a lawyer’s professional liability policy based on misrepresentations by another insured in the renewal application.


Notice-Prejudice Rule Inapplicable If Date-Certain Notice Required

The Supreme Court of Colorado held that the notice-prejudice rule does not apply to a date-certain notice requirement in a claims-made insurance policy.

Articles »

Decomposing Body Brings Life to Exclusions for Seepage and Microorganisms

By Peter J. Mitchell

Third Circuit recently decided whether coverage exists under a commercial and general liability policy for the damage caused by a decomposing body.


"Right to Occupy" Surface Estate Bars Coverage for Property Damage

M. Kaylan Dunn, Courtney E. Ervin and J. Wiley George

Legal right to occupy property suffices for property damage and blended pollution exclusions to bar coverage for well blowout.


Insurance 101: Decoding the Secrets of the London Market

Anna Torres

Understanding the history and unique terminology of Lloyd’s of London.



Sound Advice »

audio Coverage for Firearms-Related Claims

By Rina Carmel

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)


audio Defining “Personal” in Personal Injury Coverage

By David Gauntlett

This clip considers whether liability insurance policies’ personal and advertising injury protection covers wrongs committed against both natural persons and organizations. (10:20 min)


audio Sandy Claims and Suit Limitation Clauses

By Nick Insua

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)


audio Improving Your D&O Policy?

By Sheri Pastor

Sheri Pastor describes enhancements and provisions that will help you when negotiating your next policy. (9:35 min)

audio Liquor Liability Coverage

By Laura Hanson

Laura Hanson outlines coverage issues that arise as a result of dram-shop laws. (14:25 min)

audio Joint-Venture Exclusions

By Ron Kammer

Listen as Ron Kammer details what qualifies as a joint-venture exclusion and what does not. (8:43 min)


Papers Available from the 2014 Insurance Coverage CLE Meeting

Coverage: November/December 2014

The latest issue of Coverage is now available.

About Our Subcommittees

The ICLC has formed subcommittees to focus on diverse areas of substantive insurance coverage law and procedural aspects of insurance coverage litigation. All of our subcommittees are cochaired by lawyers who typically represent policyholders, paired with lawyers who typically represent insurance companies, an arrangement that provides balance, promotes collegiality, and assures lively dialogue.


Insurance Coverage Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Web Editors Newsletter Editor

Sherilyn Pastor

Newark, NJ

Laura Hanson

Minneapolis, MN

John G. Buchanan III

Washington, DC

Rina Carmel

Los Angeles, CA

James M. Davis

Chicago, IL

Jayson Sowers

Seattle, WA

Erik A. Christiansen

Salt Lake City, UT