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Policyholders received a boost of support from a New York Court of Appeals on Tuesday when the court held that an insurer is precluded from using policy exclusions as a means to escape its duty to indemnify a claim if it...more
In its recent decision in J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. v. Vigilant Ins. Co., 2013 N.Y. LEXIS 1465 (NY June 11, 2013), New York’s Court of Appeals – New York’s highest court – had occasion to consider whether an insured can...more
The New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest state court, recently held – in what appears to be a new position in New York – that an insurer that breached its duty to defend could not later rely on otherwise applicable...more
In Peerless Indemnity Insurance Company v. Phillips, No. H-12-1145 (S.D. Tex. Apr. 17, 2013), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted in part and denied in part the insurer’s motion for...more
California’s First District Court of Appeal n J.R. Marketing, LLC v. Hartford Casualty Ins. Co. (1st District, June 11, 2013), recently considered whether an insurance carrier had a right to directly sue the insured’s...more
Many states, including Florida, automatically terminate former spouses as beneficiaries under life insurance policies, annuities, and other beneficiary-designated accounts upon divorce....more
Leroy Brown, et al. v. Mid-Century Insurance Company -
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (April 24, 2013) -
In this case, the Court of Appeal considered the meaning of “sudden” in an insurance...more
On June 4, 2013, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of excess insurers and against former directors and officers (collectively, the “Directors”) when it concluded that the excess insurers did not have to “drop...more
When we hear news of developments in the world of torts that could expand areas of potential liability, we naturally think about whether insurance is likely to respond to that liability. One area that has us thinking these...more
Mary Melendrez et al., v. Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles -
COURT OF APPEAL, SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT (April 30, 2013) -
Petitioners and Plaintiffs Mary Melendrez, individually and...more
Mt. Hawley Insurance Company v. Richard R. Lopez, Jr. -
Court of Appeal, Second District (May 1, 2013) -
Insurance Code Section 533 provides that an insurer is not liable for willful acts of an insured, and thus is...more
This week Federal Insurance Company achieved an important victory in a long-standing insurance coverage litigation concerning the proper trigger of excess directors and officers insurance. DLA Piper represented Federal, a...more
Riddle v. Bank of Am. Corp., Case No. 12-1740 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52091, 2013 WL 1482668 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 11, 2013).
An outgrowth of the residential housing bubble was the creation of captive mortgage bank reinsurers. ...more
Collaborative technology, process improvement strategies and predictive analytics are some of the areas seen as offering potential for improving insurance litigation management, according to an article in the Spring 2013...more
Munoz v. PHH Corp., No. 1:08-cv-0759-AWI-BAM, 2013 WL 684388 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 22, 2013) and Munoz v. PHH Corp., No. 1:08-cv-0759-AWI-BAM, 2013 WL 1278509 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 26, 2013).
In two separate rulings, a California...more
AIU Ins. Co. v. TIG Ins. Co., No 07 Civ. 7052 (SHS), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41716 (S.D.N.Y Mar. 25, 2013).
In a rare late notice case, a New York federal court examined whether the cedent's notice under nine facultative...more
J.R. Marketing LLC v. The Hartford Cas. Ins. Co., A133750 (May 17, 2013)(unpublished), was just recently decided by the California Court of Appeal, First District here in San Francisco. This is a fascinating case from an...more
A federal district court in Missouri granted insurer Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a coverage dispute finding that the insured, Secure Energy, Inc., did not provide timely notice of...more
OneBeacon Ins. Co. v. Aviva Ins. Ltd., No. 10-7498, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70212 (E.D. Pa. May 17, 2013).
A Pennsylvania federal court granted partial summary judgment to a reinsurer on statute of limitations grounds,...more
The Travelers Indemn. Co. v. Excalibur Reinsurance Corp., No. 3:-CV-1209 (CHS), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50134 (D. Conn. Apr. 8, 2013).
We all know that reinsurance may not be the most exciting subject to read about. ...more
ROM Reinsurance Mgt. Co. v. Continental Ins. Co., No. 654480/12 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Mar. 22, 2013).
A New York motion court was presented with a petition to stay arbitration, based on the statute of limitations, of certain...more
The Illinois Supreme Court held on May 23, 2013, that claims based on alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Action (TCPA) are covered under traditional general liability policies. Standard Mut. Ins. Co. v....more
Arrowood Indem. Co. v. Trustmark Ins. Co., No. 3:03cv1000 (JBA), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46566 (D. Conn. Mar. 29, 2013).
A Connecticut federal court denied a cedent’s motion for judgment and contempt against a reinsurer...more
In the final days of the Illinois Supreme Court's recently concluded May term, the Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal in five new civil cases. Today, we begin our detailed previews of those cases, discussing the...more
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CALIFORNIA FEDERAL COURT GRANTS MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF REINSURANCE DOCUMENTS AND...more
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