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California Appellate Court Holds D&O Insurer Must Pay Cost of Insured’s Appeal Despite Criminal Conviction

In Stein v. Axis Ins. Co., No. B265069, 2017 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1628 (Ct. App. Mar. 8, 2017), the Second District California Court of Appeal had occasion to consider whether a criminal conviction is a “final adjudication”...more

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

Insurance Coverage – Insurance Fraud Prevention Act

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

The People ex rel. Allstate Insurance Company, et al. v. Daniel H. Dahan, et al. - Court of Appeal, Second District (September 15, 2016) - Under Section 1871.7 of the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act...more

Illinois Court Holds No Duty to Defend Malicious Prosecution Suit

In Indian Harbor Ins. Co. v. City of Waukegan, 2015 IL App (2d) 140293 (Ill. App. Ct. 2d Dist. 2015) the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, had occasion to consider when coverage for a malicious prosecution claim...more

Third Circuit Holds That Insured Must Reimburse Insurer For Litigation Costs Paid In Excess Of Sub-limit

In CAMICO Mutual Insurance Co. v. Heffler, Radetich & Saitta, L.L.P., the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that a $100,000 sub-limit for claims involving employee misappropriation, misuse,...more

D&O Carrier Allowed to Recoup Defense and Indemnity Costs After Employees Plead Guilty to Misconduct

by Cozen O'Connor on

In Protection Strategies, Inc. v. Starr Indemnity & Liability Co., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia allowed an insurer to recoup more than $670,000 in costs paid for the insured first to respond to...more

Ten Steps To Help Insurers Preserve Their Right To Restitution Under Federal Victims’ Rights Statutes

by Carlton Fields on

The Crime Victims’ Rights Act and the Mandatory Victims’ Restitution Act provide a wide range of circumstances under which those convicted of federal economic crimes must pay court ordered restitution to their victims. Unlike...more

Pennsylvania Court Considers Coverage for Gerry Sandusky Under D&O Policy

In its recent decision in Federal Ins. Co. v. Sandusky, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76880 (M.D. Pa. June 4, 2012), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania had occasion to consider whether a D&O...more

New Laws for 2012

by Howard Ankin on

As the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, more than 200 new laws will go into effect in Illinois including a database of first-degree murderers, stricter seat-belt enforcement and legislation that gives the public...more

Barrett v Watkins

Defendant's Motion for Summary JudgmentNew York

by Maurice Recchia on

Note that I received prior permission from my client to post this document which is part of a public court file in Sullivan County New York. This is a motion I filed for summary judgment on behalf of my client, defendant...more

Ninth Circuit Overturns Attorney Fee Award Against the Government

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Court finds that the government did not act frivolously in conducting a factual investigation In U.S.. v. Capener, 2010 DJDAR 392 (2010) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, overturned a fee award, rendered...more

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