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Sinkholes; “Structural Damage” – When undefined in a homeowner’s insurance policy, “structural damage” caused by a sinkhole is best defined as “damage that impairs the structural integrity of the building.” Homeowners argued...more
Courts commonly observe that the purpose of Business Interruption or Business Income insurance is to put the policyholder in the same position it would have been in had there been no interruption. The Business Interruption...more
The Utah Supreme Court recently clarified that the only permissible amounts to claim under Utah’s mechanic lien statutes are those “equivalent to the value of the services rendered, labor performed, or materials or equipment...more
Defendants who are defending multiple class actions involving the same issue in different jurisdictions can sometimes be faced with a quandary when they want to settle....more
Seven years removed from the 2008 financial crisis, an increasing number of financial institutions are now finding themselves in the crosshairs of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), a new federal agency...more
On 12 February 2015 the Insurance Act 2015 received royal assent. The Act makes important formal changes to the centuries-old laws of disclosure and warranties in insurance contracts.
In a pair of recent decisions addressing first-party claims for uninsured motorist coverage , Wadeer v. N.J. Mfrs. Ins. Co., A-48-12, 2015 N.J. Lexis 132 (N.J. Sup. Ct. Feb. 28, 2015) and Badiali v. N.J. Mfrs. Ins. Group,...more
Project owners and financiers are increasingly turning to delay in startup insurance to protect themselves from the financial consequences of delays in completion of large new construction projects, particularly for projects...more
Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. v. Vigil, No. 32,171 (N.M. Ct. App. Jan. 21, 2015).
Court of Appeals of New Mexico rules that district court abused its discretion in excluding evidence of previous coverage ruling in...more
A law firm partner innocently repeats a misrepresentation by one of his or her partners on a renewal form for the firm’s malpractice insurance. Can the misrepresentation be grounds for completely rescinding the policy? On...more
Texas courts have long taken the position that “[w]hen covered and excluded perils combine to cause an injury, the insured must present some evidence affording the jury a reasonable basis on which to allocate damages.”...more
On February 18, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued companion decisions – Badiali v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group and Wadeer v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group – that impact insurers’ handling of...more
Foreclosure/Statute of Limitations: filing date of amended complaint for purposes of statute of limitations relates back to filing date of original complaint – HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for Nomura Asset...more
On February 13, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed with prejudice St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company’s declaratory judgment lawsuit against Vendini, Inc., noting that the...more
What’s the latest news on Arizona’s civil defense verdicts? Here are some interesting defense verdicts from 2014:
- Steak Out Restaurant & Saloon, L.L.C. et al. v. Old Lobos T&T, L.L.C. et al. Steak Out Restaurant...more
On January 29, 2015, American General Life Insurance Company filed a complaint against Kevin H. Bechtel and Life Brokerage Partners, LLC, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division....more
Many construction professionals in Connecticut, and in particular those who do business with the State, are well aware of the Connecticut Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Lombardo Bros. Mason Contractors, Inc., 307 Conn....more
On January 22, 2015, the Fourth District Court of Appeals issued for publication its decision in McMillin Companies LLC v. American Safety Indemnity Company, 4th Dist. Div. 1, D063586.
The case is significant in...more
In Ducoing Management, Inc. v. Superior Court (filed 2/10/2015 after rehearing, No. G050457), the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, held that a reversal of a nonsuit judgment "in all other respects" also served to...more
In Sugar Hut Group Ltd & ors v AJ Insurance  EWHC 3775 (Comm) Eder J applied the court's general discretion to decide on the appropriate costs payable to a successful claimant. CPR Part 44 was applied to take into...more
Following the rejection by a Florida jury of all claims made by Instituto Nacional de Seguros (as we reported on July 9, 2014), a Costa Rican insurer, against two reinsurance brokers, Hemispheric Reinsurance Group and Howden...more
Geico Gen. Ins. Co. v. Gould, No. 14-10913, 2014 WL 7013971 (11th Cir. Dec. 15, 2014) (per curium).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a grant of summary judgment for an insurance company. It...more
In The Yacht Club on the Intracoastal Condo. Ass’n. v. Lexington Ins. Co., – Fed.Appx. –, 2015 WL 106862, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 293 (11h Cir., Jan. 8, 2015), a unanimous panel of the Eleventh Circuit recently held that a...more
Japan recently submitted its instrument of acceptance to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage, triggering the CSC’s entry into force on April 15, 2015....more
Many readers will be aware of the Full Federal Court decisions of Wealthsure Pty Ltd v Selig  FCAFC 64 and ABN AMRO Bank NV v Bathurst Regional Council  FCAFC 65, which are in conflict as to how proportionate...more
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