Andrea Cortland

Andrea Cortland

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Third Circuit Says No To Insured’s Request For Reserve Information

In a victory for insurers, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently rejected an insured’s discovery request for reserve information in a first-party bad faith action. In its April 29, 2014 decision...more

5/14/2014 - Appeals Bad Faith Discovery Insureds

Social Media — The Possibilities Are Endless!

Facebook. Instagram. YouTube. Twitter. LinkedIn. SnapChat. Flickr. Google+. Tumblr. WeChat. MySpace. WhatsApp. Reddit. The list of social media and networking sites goes on and on. It’s fairly common knowledge...more


Pennsylvania Superior Court Maps a New Path for Insureds and Insurers for Potentially Covered Claims

On July 10, 2013, a majority of a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania cut a new path for insureds and insurers with respect to defense under reservations of rights. See The Babcock & Wilcox Company, et al....more

7/22/2013 - Bad Faith Covered Recipients Defense Strategies Insureds Insurers Liability Insurance Reimbursements

Gabelli v. SEC: The Supreme Court Limits the Statute of Limitations for SEC Actions

In a recent unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has five years from the date when an alleged fraud begins – not from the date when the SEC uncovers the fraud – to...more

3/20/2013 - Discovery Rule Gabelli v SEC SCOTUS SEC Securities Fraud Statute of Limitations

Pennsylvania Makes Its Mark on National Chinese Drywall Coverage Dispute with “One Occurrence” Decision

On February 15, 2013 a Pennsylvania federal district court held that the shipment of defective drywall from China to the United States constituted one “occurrence” for purposes of insurance coverage, and the occurrence took...more

3/5/2013 - Chinese Drywall Single Occurrence

Virginia Supreme Court Ends Chinese Drywall Debate

We are pleased to report that the Virginia Supreme Court has tacked down – or, more appropriately, “drywall-ed in” – the issue of whether a pollution exclusion in a property insurance policy precludes coverage for Chinese...more

11/8/2012 - Chinese Drywall Homeowner's Insurance Pollution Exclusion

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