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Defence & Indemnity - December 2016: I. INSURANCE ISSUES A.

by Field Law on

A. An insured killed by a thief driving the insured’s vehicle is entitled to coverage under his S.P.F. 44 Endorsement, notwithstanding that one part of the definition of “inadequately insured motorist” purports to exclude...more

Gym members shocked as Fitness First installs CCTV cameras in changing rooms

by Hassan Elhais on

DUBAI // The operator of a gymnasium chain has installed security cameras in changing areas, sparking anger from members and warnings that it could be breaking the law. Customers of Fitness First Middle East’s gym...more

Half-Baked: Phillips Exeter, Sexual Assault, And A Recipe For Disaster

Considered one of the country’s most elite prep schools, Phillips Exeter Academy has recently joined the queue of prestigious private schools who have been accused of having ignored, suppressed, or minimized claims of sexual...more

Lawsuit “Immunity” for the Gun Industry and What the PLCAA Really Says

by Williams Mullen on

Do gun manufacturers really have blanket immunity from lawsuits? No, not even close. The 2016 campaign season has brought a big dose of gun policy debate, and some candidates have claimed that gun manufacturers have...more

Insurance – Duty to Defend

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Gonzalez v. Fire Insurance Exchange, et al. - Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District (March 4, 2015) - Typically, claims of sexual assault or claims related to sexual assault are not covered under a standard...more

Insurance Relationships Revisited

by K&L Gates LLP on

In a recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal (the Court) in Horsell International Pty Ltd v Divetwo Pty Ltd [2013] NSWCA 368, a firm of insurance brokers (Horsell) was ordered to indemnify an insured (Divetwo) in...more

Court of Appeals Holds No Recognized Cause of Action Exists Under Missouri Law Against Gun Shop Owners for Sale of a Non-Defective...

by Williams Venker & Sanders on

In an opinion issued July 16, 2013, the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals declined to extend what would have amounted to dram shop-type liability to a gun shop that sold ammuition and magazines to a purchaser...more

Sexual Misconduct “During” Law Enforcement Activities Does Not “Arise Out of” Law Enforcement Activities

by Cozen O'Connor on

In a recent case before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the court held that jail employees were not entitled to coverage for sexual molestation of an inmate under the law enforcement coverage...more

Religious Institutions Update: May 2013

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Intellectual property is a legal construct referring to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Common types include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, trade dress and,...more

Orrick's Policy Observer - October 2012

The Observer highlights significant developments in insurance recovery and risk management. In This Issue: - State of California v. Continental Insurance: Opinion Holds Insurers to Their Words - Sixth...more

RI Court Holds No Coverage for Criminal Proceedings Involving Nightclub Tragedy

In its recent decision in Derderian v. Essex Insurance Company, 2012 R.I. LEXIS 54 (R.I. Apr. 27, 2012), the Supreme Court of Rhode Island had occasion to consider whether under a general liability policy, an insured was...more

The New Wave of Cyber-Crime Facing Retailers

by Dickinson Wright on

Retailers are under attack from a new wave of low-tech, hightech criminals. These second-generation cyber-criminals are not necessarily the genius-hacker-types popularized by Hollywood in tag lines such as “Log on. Hack in....more

Illinois Rules of Evidence

2011 Illinois Rules of Evidence contrasted with the 2010 Federal Rules of EvidenceIllinois

by Natasha Adler on

A color-coded guide containing the new Illinois Rules of Evidence, the Committee's General and Specific comments, A comparison with the Federal Rules of Evidence and additional commentary....more

Weekly Law Resume - September 9, 2010: Premises Liability - Duty To Protect Customers Does Not Extend To Criminal Conduct...

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

California law imposes an affirmative duty on business owners to protect customers from foreseeable third-party criminal conduct. This obligation derives from the special relationship between a business owner and his or her...more

Justice for Nepali victim killed in Boston.

by Santosh Giri on

The article deals with the killing of Surendra Dangol in Boston, killed by a gunman, while working in a store (owned by a chain)....more

Plaintiff's interrgatorries for collections addressing a counterclaim

by Adam Tabak on

In this case, I represent someone who gets paid only for succesfully arguing the value of taxable property. The defendant failed to pay despite the written contract. After I sued them, they responded with a counterclaim...more

Alien Tort Statute Case Update: In Re South African Apartheid Litigation

by Foley Hoag LLP on

A District Court judge for the Southern District of New York last week denied in part and granted in part a motion to dismiss in the seminal Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) case, In Re South African Apartheid Litigation. The In Re...more

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