Expert Analysis

Insurers Have A Ch. 11 Voice Following High Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in Truck Insurance Exchange v. Kaiser Gypsum — which reaffirmed a broad def... (more story)

Reps And Warranties Insurance Considerations As M&A Slows

The first six months of the year have seen increasingly favorable rates and policy terms for the representations a... (more story)

8th Circ. Insurance Ruling Spotlights Related-Claims Defenses

The Eighth Circuit’s recent Dexon v. Travelers ruling — that the insurer must provide a defense despite the policy... (more story)

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Lloyd's Seeks To Avoid Coverage For Beach Umbrella Death

Certain underwriters at Lloyd's, London told a South Carolina federal court Monday they should have no coverage obligations to a vacation rental owner over a wrongful death suit alleging that a woman was impal... (more story)

Architect Wants Roofer's Claim Nixed Over $17.6M School Fires

Connecticut architectural firm Silver Petrucelli & Associates Inc. asked a state judge on Monday to strike a cross-claim by a builder it accused of impermissably using blowtorches to attach flashing to a schoo... (more story)

An insurer says it deserves a default final judgment in its indemnification suit against a contractor that the insurer says owes it nearly $13 million. (iStock.com/nathaphat)
Contractor Owes $13M To Cover Virus Defaults, Insurer Says

A Michigan-based insurer asked a Florida federal court Wednesday to grant a default final judgment in its indemnification suit against a contractor, seeking to force the company to cough up nearly $13 million ... (more story)

Nev. Restaurant Co.'s COVID Suit Is Kept Alive

A group of insurers can't avoid a restaurant holding company's bid for coverage of COVID-19-related losses, a Nevada state court ruled, finding that the state supreme court's ruling on the subject didn't contr... (more story)

Builder's Water Damage Claim Covered, DC Circ. Says

A real estate developer and contractor are entitled to coverage for losses caused by water damage at a mixed-use development in the nation's capital, the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday, applying a policy exception ... (more story)

Attys See Huge Financial, Legal Stakes In Hawaii Climate Suit

A novel Hawaiian case over whether an AIG insurer needs to pay a Sunoco subsidiary’s legal fees to beat claims it contributed to climate change has huge stakes for carriers and policyholders as they increasing... (more story)

Insurance Litigation Week In Review

The California Supreme Court opened the door to excess coverage for a policyholder's asbestos injury suits, the Hawaii Supreme Court questioned whether reckless behavior could trigger a Sunoco subsidiary's lia... (more story)

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No Coverage For $3M Logging Injury Verdict, 4th Circ. Affirms

The Fourth Circuit has affirmed that an insurer doesn't have to cover a $3 million jury verdict over a man's logging injuries, finding that a North Carolina federal court correctly decided that a broad worker ... (more story)

Insurer Says Paralympic Org Not Covered In Sex Abuse Row

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee should have no coverage in a lawsuit accusing it of negligence after a Paralympic swimmer said he was sexually abused by a teammate, an insurer for the committee told a ... (more story)

No Coverage For La Quinta Sex Assault Claims, Insurer Says

The insurer of a La Quinta Inn & Suites location told a Texas federal court it owes no defense or indemnity in an underlying state court lawsuit alleging the hotel negligently failed to prevent the sexual assa... (more story)

Mich. Appeals Panel Rescinds Coverage For Auto Policy Fraud

A Michigan appeals court panel said a trial court was wrong for not rescinding auto insurance coverage held by a woman who made misstatements on her insurance application before she was injured in an accident. 

Wolverine Inks Deal To End PFAS Coverage Fight

Footwear company Wolverine and one of its insurers have told a Michigan federal judge that they have reached a settlement in a coverage dispute over underlying chemical exposure actions, saying they "have agre... (more story)

Mich. Panel Says Default Judgment Covered Per No-Fault Law

A Progressive unit must pay a $250,000 default judgment in a motor vehicle negligence case even though the insurer said its policyholder failed to cooperate, a Michigan appeals court ruled, finding a state Sup... (more story)

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Trump Calls For Engoron's Recusal In Civil Fraud Case

Former President Donald Trump and other defendants fighting a $465 million civil fraud judgment called on New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron to recuse himself Thursday in light of a once-suspended r... (more story)

Nationwide Wins Mich. Combined Filing Tax Fight On Appeal

Nationwide entities can file as a unitary business in Michigan to share tax credits across their group members, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, overturning a state tax tribunal decision that said in... (more story)

A Miami law firm’s insurer escaped covering a lawsuit alleging the firm overbilled a client. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Miami Law Firm Not Covered In Overbilling Row, Judge Says

An insurer does not have to defend a Miami law firm in a lawsuit accusing it of overbilling a client, a Florida federal judge has ruled, finding that the underlying allegations do not constitute professional s... (more story)

'Reckless' Behavior Centered In Climate Coverage Suit Args

Attorneys for a Sunoco subsidiary and AIG offered sharply differing views to Hawaii's top court Tuesday in oral arguments over whether reckless behavior would trigger the oil company's liability coverage in a ... (more story)

Insurer Countersues In Penile Implant Coverage Dispute

An insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a urologist, his medical device company or his practice in a proposed class action over a penile enlargement implant and procedure, the company told a California f... (more story)

No Coverage For Family Shareholder Row, 2nd Circ. Affirms

A Liberty Mutual unit had no duty to defend Paraco Gas Corp. and two of its executives in a family shareholder dispute, the Second Circuit affirmed Monday, finding that all claims in the underlying suit fell w... (more story)

11th Circ. Shows Insurers Preference In D&O Coverage Row

The Eleventh Circuit appeared poised to affirm a Florida district court's finding that the successor of an insurance services firm is not owed coverage for underlying shareholder-related litigation under 2017 ... (more story)