Michael Savett

Michael Savett

Nelson Brown & Co.

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Disparate No Longer: California Supreme Court Resolves Split in Approach to Product Disparagement Coverage

Over the past 10 years, there has been an increase in lawsuits between business competitors, with claims that one business is unfairly gaining a competitive advantage over the other. These cases, involving allegations of...more

6/19/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Disparagement Trademark Litigation Trademarks

The Fuss Over Fracking: An Examination of the Insurance Issues Associated with Hydro-Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” is a drilling process used to extract underground oil or natural gas trapped in hard to reach shale rock formations deep in the earth. The process involves well...more

12/27/2013 - Class Action Concurrent Causation Contribution Claims Earthquakes First-Party Coverage Fracking FRCP 23(b)(3) Indemnification Negligence Occurrence Pollution Exclusion Property Damage Property Insurance Strict Liability Third-Party Liability Trespass

2013 Review Of 3rd-Party Pollution Exclusion Decisions

Decades after its inception, the liability insurance policy’s pollution exclusion remains a much-litigated area of insurance law. In the third-party liability context, the provision precludes coverage for injury or damage...more

12/16/2013 - Chinese Drywall Contamination Discharge of Pollutants Lead Paint Liability Insurance Pollution Exclusion Third-Party Liability

New Jersey Bill Would Compel Insurers to Cover Faulty Construction Work

The New Jersey Legislature has entered the ongoing national debate about whether faulty construction work is considered an “occurrence” under general liability insurance policies. Introduced on November 25, 2013, A. 4510...more

12/3/2013 - Commercial General Liability Policies Construction Defects Faulty Workmanship Occurrence Property Damage

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