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Pa. Supreme Court Agrees that Policyholders May Assign Their Bad Faith Claims

This week, in a 5-1 decision resolving a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a policyholder or insured is permitted to settle the claims against it...more

12/18/2014 - Allstate Assignments Bad Faith Car Accident Public Policy

Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Alert - November 2013

In this issue: - Consequences of the Failure of a Secured Creditor to File a Timely Proof of Claim - Private Equity Funds Potentially Liable for Portfolio Company’s Unfunded Pension Liability -...more

11/26/2013 - Commercial Bankruptcy Debt Debtors Employee Benefits Investment Portfolios Pensions

Texas Opens Door to Captive Insurance Options

Captive insurance companies may now be domiciled in Texas under a law signed by Gov. Rick Perry on Monday. Texas joins more than 30 other states that permit the formation and operation of various types of captive insurance...more

6/7/2013 - Captive Insurance Company Licenses New Legislation Premiums Risk Management Tax Deductions

District Court Judge Confirms Summary Judgment Victory for Policyholder Regarding the Duty to Defend and the Pollution Exclusion

In January, we reported on developments in Wiseman Oil Co. v. TIG Insurance, a case pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania involving interpretation of the "pollution exclusions"...more

4/2/2013 - CERCLA Contamination Duty to Defend Environmental Liability Insurance Industry Pollution Exclusion

Another Win for Pennsylvania Policyholders Concerning the Duty to Defend and the Pollution Exclusion

Policyholders with pollution-related liabilities in Pennsylvania scored another win in January, in the ongoing litigation battle with insurance companies that argue for the broadest possible interpretation of the "pollution...more

2/6/2013 - CERCLA Contaminated Properties Discharge of Pollutants Duty to Defend Environmental Liability Insurance Industry Pollution Exclusion Waste Treatment Facilities

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