The Texas Supreme Court recently issued a ruling relating to how the scope of additional insured coverage under an insurance policy may be driven by the additional insured’s separate contract with a named insured.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided that policyholders can assign their statutory bad faith claims to third parties.
A Texas court of appeals rejected any requirement of independent damages and affirmed a judgment based on Chapter 541. Because other courts of appeals have held independent damages necessary, and the federal courts agree, there is now a split of authority.
In Ohio, an employer’s intentional tort liability is limited to the rare situation where it acts with “deliberate intent” to injure the employee.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently applied a manifestation trigger to damage sustained by a herd of dairy cows over a three-year period. Whether this 3-2 decision will be extended to overturn longstanding precedent in coverage cases involving asbestos and other similar long-tail liabilities, or whether it will be confined to its own idiosyncratic facts, remains to be seen.
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.
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.
Understanding the history and unique terminology of Lloyd’s of London.
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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Los Angeles, CA
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Salt Lake City, UT