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
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held that the common law innocent insured doctrine did not preserve coverage for an innocent insured where the insurer rescinded a lawyer’s professional liability policy based on misrepresentations by another insured in the renewal application.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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John G. Buchanan III
Los Angeles, CA
James M. Davis
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Salt Lake City, UT