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One Way Out: California District Court Finds Insurer Had Right to Pay Limits Despite Possible Defense

by Carlton Fields on

In Film Allman, LLC v. New York Marine and General Insurance Company, Inc., 2:14-cv-7069-ODW, (C.D. Cal. May 23, 2017), a California district court granted summary judgment in favor of an insurer of a production company. The...more

Three Point Shot - February 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Ski Manufacturer Chills Bode Miller's Comeback - World champion skier and six-time Olympic medalist Samuel "Bode" Miller had his eye on coming out of retirement for the 2016-17 season before a contract dispute with his...more

Bad Faith Actions for Excess Judgments….is There Trouble Brewing for Recalcitrant Primary Insurers

by Nossaman LLP on

Can an excess carrier go ahead and fund an excess primary limits settlement and then assert a claim for bad faith against the primary insurer who previously refused to accept and fund a prior in-limits policy demand? On...more

Ninth Circuit Leaves it to Policyholder to Pay Eddie Haskell’s Attorneys’ Fees

by Carlton Fields on

Moral hazard lurks around the edges of many disputes about liability coverage. Everyone agrees in principle that insurance shouldn’t help bad actors benefit from their wrongdoing, but parties often clash over where the...more

Trustwave Case Highlights Cyber-Risk to Professional Service Providers

In a case that we believe reflects a real future trend in the cyber-risk industry, Las Vegas casino operator Affinity Gaming (“Affinity”) is suing Chicago-based IT security firm Trustwave Holdings, Inc. (“Trustwave”) for...more

Stadium Owners Watching Closely To See if Insurer Fumbles Reggie Bush Claim

by Reed Smith on

San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush reportedly intends to sue the city of St. Louis after slipping on a concrete surface behind the St. Louis Rams’ bench during a recent game, injuring his knee and ending his season....more

Legal v. Illegal Drugs in Event Cancellation Policies

by Zelle LLP on

The abuse of illegal drugs continues to claim its victims in the entertainment industry, as the death of Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman shows. The 46-year old actor suddenly passed away on Feb. 2, 2014, due to...more

Death v. Suicide in Event Cancellation Policies

by Zelle LLP on

While many Event Cancellation/Non-appearance policies offer effective coverage for financial losses and additional costs when the insured performer dies from natural causes or an accident, they reach their limits if the...more

Insurers Pay to Avoid a Precedent Finding CGL Coverage for a Cyberbreach – the Zurich v. Sony Settlement

by Nossaman LLP on

It was reported today that the widely-watched data breach case, Zurich American Ins. Co., et al  v. Sony Corp. of America (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Feb. 21, 2014), has been settled before the New York appellate court could issue an...more

AUSTRALIA: FIFA Club World Cup Pay Dispute & Contractual Bonus Insurance

by DLA Piper on

The Western Sydney Wanderers, an A-League football club and the reigning winners of the Asian Champions League, are engaged in a dispute with its players over their share of the prize money in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup...more

A Short Reflection of The Infidel(*) Policyholder Counsel’s Invasion of the Insurance Industry’s Island Confab

by Nossaman LLP on

I recently had the extraordinary opportunity to join other seasoned insurance professionals in a panel presentation focused on claims arising under jeweler’s block insurance. We gave this presentation as part of the annual...more

At the Crossroads - Brand integration deals involve copyright, trademark, and insurance considerations

At the crossroads of Hollywood Boulevard and Madison Avenue, a variety of legal and business issues must be considered and addressed in order to set the stage for a successful brand integration deal. In the historical...more

Insurance Recovery Law -- Jul 26, 2013

Three Wins and A New Rule - In this edition of the Manatt newsletter, we take a look at several new cases that examine an array of important insurance issues. First, though, we report an important victory for...more

Leave It to Hollywood: No D&O Insurance Coverage for Failure to Pay Leave It to Beaver Television Royalties

by BakerHostetler on

On July 11, 2013, the Central District of California held that a liability insurer is not required to reimburse its insured for costs arising out of a breach of contract class action claim....more

Museum Loans

Museum loans have many benefits. Generous lenders serve the public good by making works available for display and exhibition both here and abroad. Lenders should have a passing familiarity with legal issues surrounding museum...more

California Appellate Court Upholds Trial Court's Dismissal of a Coverage Claim for an Alleged Advertising Injury - Perspectives...

A recent decision in California put a crimp in a rock star impersonator's effort to seek coverage for his liability to the rock star for "trading on his celebrity." In Oglio Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty...more

Advertising Law - March 11, 2010

In This Issue: *Companies Seek Protection in Post-Tiger Woods World of Scandal *California Enacts New Law on Promotions *FTC Warns 78 Companies About Advertising “Bamboo” Products *Verizon Wins NAD Challenge Against...more

Event Cancellation and Non-Appearance Insurance Questions Surrounding Michael Jackson's Death

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Having spent my professional life representing insurers in disputes arising out of the various aspects of their businesses, I sometimes can't help but view current events such as Michael Jackson's premature death through a...more

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