The Montello case is an example of how courts will not rewrite excess liability insurance policies to provide coverage that the parties to the contract did not intend would be provided and for which a premium was not paid.
The Texas Supreme Court rejected the argument that incorporation of defective flanges into diesel units should be considered “property damage.”
The California Legislature has asked that state’s Law Revision Commission to consider whether California’s Absolute Mediation Confidentiality statute should be amended to make mediation evidence admissible in cases of legal malpractice. We present a letter that ADR Subcommittee Cochair Jeff Kichaven, one of the leading advocates of this change, submitted.
By Robert D. Chesler and Janine M. Stanisz
Many companies that purchase contamination products insurance policies believe that all of their product recall woes are covered. They could not be more wrong.
By Grace V. Hebbel and David G. Jordan
Discover how "replacement cost" coverage is often complicated by whether a repair can truly match damaged material that is in need of replacement.
By Richard Lewis
Those who work with time element coverage must understand the changes wrought by the September 11 and Katrina cases, especially given that policyholders and insurance companies are more frequently resorting to litigation to resolve disputes.
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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