David Attisani

David Attisani

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

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First Circuit Holds That AIG Must Defend Directors and Officers in FDIC Litigation

What you need to know: The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an insured versus insured exclusion did not exempt AIG from advancing defense costs under a D&O policy in a suit brought...more

4/9/2014 - AIG D&O Insurance FDIC Financial Institution Liability Policy Exclusions

Title Insurer Has No Duty to Defend Against Predatory Lending Suit, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules

What you need to know: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a title insurer’s duty to defend is triggered only where the policy specifically envisions the type of loss alleged — a standard narrower than...more

7/19/2013 - Commercial General Liability Policies Duty to Defend Insurers Predatory Lending Title Insurance

Recent Massachusetts Decision Applies Pro-Rata Allocation and Continuous Trigger to Progressive Injury Claims, Including Asbestos...

What you need to know: A recent Massachusetts federal trial court ruling applied pro-rata allocation and continuous trigger to progressive injury claims arising from asbestos and toxic chemicals and metals....more

6/7/2013 - Asbestos Hazardous Substances Pro Rata Allocation Rule Progressive Injury

Supreme Court Rules That Policyholder Cannot Evade Federal Jurisdiction Under Class Action Fairness Act by Stipulating to Damages...

What you need to know: The Supreme Court ruled that plaintiffs cannot evade federal court jurisdiction by stipulating that class-wide damages are less than the Class Action Fairness Act’s $5 million jurisdictional...more

3/22/2013 - CAFA Class Action Federal Jurisdiction Insurers Remand Removal SCOTUS

Insurers Should Re-Examine Additional Insured Liability Coverage Wording in Light of BP Oil Spill Decision

What you need to know: The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the insurance policy, rather than the indemnity provision of an underlying service contract, determined whether BP was an additional insured for...more

3/20/2013 - BP Gulf Oil Spill Insurers Liability Insurance

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