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Texas Court: No Prejudice Required to Deny for Late Reporting Under a Claims-Made Policy

by Cozen O'Connor on

This summer in Nicholas Petroleum, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 2015 WL 4456185, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 7489 (Tex.App., Jul. 21, 2015), a Dallas panel of Texas’ intermediate level appellate court rejected policyholder...more

Update on 2013 Amendments to the Oregon Environmental Cleanup Assistance Act

by Cozen O'Connor on

In June 2013, the Governor of Oregon signed into law Senate Bill 814, which created sweeping reforms on environmental claims handling regulations and available remedies for insureds facing liability for cleanup of...more

Alabama Policyholder’s Bad Faith Claim Barred Where Basis of Coverage Denial Was Debatable Under Alabama Law

by Cozen O'Connor on

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division, recently granted an insurer’s summary judgment with respect to a policyholder’s tort claim for the bad faith refusal to pay a claim, dismissing...more

In Alabama, Bad Faith Claim Defeated As A Matter Of Law Though Basis For Coverage Denial Was Debatable

by Cozen O'Connor on

A policyholder’s tort claim for the bad faith refusal to pay a claim was dismissed as a matter of law where a legitimate dispute existed as to coverage liability at the time of the coverage decision by the U.S. District Court...more

Insurance Coverage For Long Tail Injuries In California

The California Supreme Court recently ruled, in a case involving environmental damage at a State controlled waste site, that multiple insurers, who provided coverage to the State at different periods between 1964-1976, are...more

Insurance Coverage For Long Tail Injuries In California

The California Supreme Court recently ruled, in a case involving environmental damage at a State controlled waste site, that multiple insurers, who provided coverage to the State at different periods between 1964-1976, are...more

Washington Court of Appeals Heralds New Developments in Damages for an Insurer’s Bad Faith Duty to Defend

by Lane Powell PC on

On April 4, the Washington Court of Appeals issued its decision in Unigard Insurance Company v. Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company. The case pertains to the scope of damages that may be assessed for an insurer’s bad faith...more

Michigan v. Initial Transport and Employers Mutual Casualty Company

Supplemental Brief in Michigan Supreme Court for Insurance Company and Trucking Company

by Carson Tucker on

Michigan Department of Transportation v. Employers Mutual Casualty Co. et al. , 480 Mich. 862; 748 N.W.2d 239 (2008) - After a catastrophic accident involving a motor carrier hauling gasoline caused significant property...more

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