Denise N. Yasinow

Denise N. Yasinow

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New Jersey Supreme Court Gives Supreme Win to Policyholders

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of New Jersey unanimously affirmed the Appellate Division’s holding that consequential damages caused by a subcontractor’s faulty workmanship constitute “property damage” and an “occurrence” under...more

8/8/2016 - Commercial General Liability Policies General Contractors NJ Supreme Court Subcontractors

Recoupment of Defense Costs: An Ohio Court Weighs in on the Debate

An Ohio appellate court recently addressed the much-debated issue of recoupment of defense costs, holding in a 2–1 decision, and on very narrow grounds, that an insurer could recoup nearly $12 million it expended on the...more

2/9/2016 - Declaratory Judgments Duty to Defend Insurance Industry Insurance Litigation Legal Costs National Union Restitution

Maryland General Contractor Wins Coverage Under Subcontractor’s Additional Insured Endorsement; Coverage Not Limited to Vicarious...

An opinion favorable to additional insureds came down last week from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. In John G. Davis Construction Corp. v. Erie Insurance Exchange, No. 802-2014 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Oct. 28, 2015), the...more

11/9/2015 - Additional Insured Endorsements Construction Industry Duty to Defend Insurance Industry Vicarious Liability

“Continuous” Trigger is Alive and Well in Pennsylvania

In recent years, insurers have attempted to avoid their coverage obligations for their policyholders’ asbestos personal injury claims by challenging longstanding trigger of coverage rulings from the 1980s and 1990s. Although...more

7/1/2015 - Asbestos Litigation Commercial General Liability Policies Continuous Trigger Theory Insurance Industry

The Ohio Supreme Court Misses a Supreme Opportunity to Comment on “All Sums”

The long-awaited decision from the Supreme Court of Ohio in Lincoln Electric Co. v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Co., et al., No. 2013-1088, will not be forthcoming. The Court would have addressed the issue of whether a...more

1/26/2015 - Insurance Litigation Settlement Agreements Travelers Property Casualty Co.

Excess Policy Attaches Notwithstanding Settlement with Underlying Insurers for Less Than Full Limits

Recently, a Texas Court of Appeals handed down a pro-policyholder opinion in the case of Plantation Pipe Line Co. v. Highlands Insurance Co., in Receivership, Case No. 11-12-00029-CV (Tex. App. Aug. 29, 2014). The issue...more

9/10/2014 - Excess Policies Policy Limits Settlement

Order for Claim Filing Deadline in Liquidation Proceedings of the Lumbermens Companies

A substantial number of business policyholders purchased historical insurance coverage from one of the Lumbermens Companies, which include Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company, American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company,...more

8/23/2013 - Filing Deadlines Insurance Industry Liquidation Required Documentation

Russia Amends Anti-Corruption Law to Require Affirmative Anti-Corruption Compliance Measures

On January 1, 2013, Russia implemented an amendment to its anti-corruption laws that appears to go beyond the reach of both the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the U.K. Bribery Act (“UKBA”) to the extent it...more

5/3/2013 - Anti-Corruption Bribery Compliance FCPA Russia UK Bribery Act

Arbitration World - December 2012

From the Editors - Welcome to the 21st edition of Arbitration World, a publication from K&L Gates’ International Arbitration Group that highlights significant developments and issues in international and domestic...more

12/18/2012 - Attorney-Client Privilege Choice-of-Law Corporate Counsel Foreign Investment Foreign Jurisdictions Funding International Arbitration International Litigation Third-Party

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