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Because there are no opinions and no grants in the Supreme Court's order list this morning, this is a good opportunity for me to do the promised post on the petitions granted in the October 3, 2014 order list. ...more
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Lack of Direct Contractual Relationship Doesn’t Doom Coverage -
Why it matters:
The companies involved in a workplace accident are additional insureds pursuant to a sub-subcontractor’s policy and the insurer...more
Claims against insured businesses sometimes implicate multiple liability policies issued by several different carriers, and it is sometimes prudent for some of those carriers to settle the underlying action, even if others...more
In Standard Contractors, Inc. v. National Trust Ins. Co., Civil Action No.:7:14-cv-66-HL, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia recently granted a commercial general liability insurer’s motion to dismiss...more
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FLORIDA FEDERAL CASES -
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All Sums or Pro Rata: Did You Get the Coverage You Bought?
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End of Fiscal Year!
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In this Issue:
- Denver’s construction activity approaching historic peak of 2007
- Market Update
- Condominium Construction Defects Legislation Introduced
- Whether for Cause or Convenience,...more
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