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Utica Mutual Ins. Co. v. Amity Ins. Agency, Inc., 84 Mass. App. Ct. 1111; 993 N.E.2d 752 (published in table format in the North Eastern Reporter, not binding precedent) (entered, September 17, 2013).
A recent decision...more
With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s a particularly good time to check your internal procedures. As you are certainly aware, a disappointed customer, or worse, an injured user, can assert claims against...more
Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use in the following pages of this document is a quarterly PDF roll-up of seventeen weekly updates of industry news, views, and events...more
In its recent decision in Prestige Properties, Inc. v. National Builders and Contractors Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146738 (S.D. Miss. Oct. 10, 2013), the United States District Court for the Southern District of...more
The battle over the scope of the absolute pollution exclusion in general liability policies continues to be fought in the context of defective drywall manufactured in China. An earlier blog entry discussed a Virginia court...more
On September 4, 2013, a Florida appellate court reversed, in part, a final summary judgment ruling that Liberty Mutual has to pay its insured, MI Windows and Doors, Inc. for the $3.4 million that MI paid to settle several...more
Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and...more
The U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York recently granted, in part, a reinsurer’s motion for summary judgment on a late notice defense, but ruled the issue of whether a reinsurer was...more
Railroad Company Involved in Deadly Explosion Seeking Bankruptcy Protection
by Joel R. Glucksman on August 20, 2013
Railroad company Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Ltd., which has recently been in the
media spotlight for...more
David McMahon, who represents insurers in litigation resulting from natural disasters and product liability lawsuits against the airline and cruise industry, was interviewed for an Aug. 6, 2013, Claims Journal article,...more
I. Introduction -
The last few decades of tort litigation in America have been marked primarily by a surge in filings of asbestos, silica and other delayed manifestation bodily injury and property damage claims. These...more
If an insured faces liability that demonstrably exceeds the limits of underlying insurance, can an excess insurer avoid its coverage obligations because underlying insurers have not actually paid their limits of liability? ...more
How Does the DOMA Defeat Impact Healthcare Reform and Health Insurance Access? -
NOTE: The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to invalidate the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will affect more than 1,000 federal statutes—and...more
I. Introduction -
On February 18, 2013, the Honourable Luc Lefebvre of the Quebec Superior Court rendered an interesting judgment regarding the excess insurer’s obligation to defend under an umbrella policy. Said...more
This Book Review by Northeastern Pennsylvania insurance defense attorney of the Scranton, PA law firm of Foley, Comerford & Cummins appeared in the July 2013 edition of the Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine. The review analyzes...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
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
Petitioner's Brief in the Tincher CSST case. ...more
Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Judith Fitzgerald in the bankruptcies of Specialty Products Holding Corp. (a/k/a RPM, Inc.) and Bondex International, Inc. rejected the Debtors’ “novel” claim estimation approach that reduced from...more
A handy reference to property subrogation in Tennessee. ...more
Although the Supreme Court continues to set the bar for class certification higher and higher, plaintiffs’ attorneys continue to file class action lawsuits of questionable merit. The litigation costs required to gain...more
Kaiser Cement & Gypsum Corp. v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania
Court of Appeal, Second District (April 8, 2013)
Last year, in State of California v. Continental Insurance Company (2012) 55 Cal.4th...more
Policyholders should continue to assert that limits can be stacked in situations where there is continuing damage, despite the California Court of Appeals’ latest decision in Kaiser Cement & Gypsum Corp. v. Insurance Company...more
On April 15, 2013, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari brought by GlaxoSmithKline (“Glaxo”) seeking review of a Third Circuit decision in favor of Humana Medical Plan (“Humana”), as a Medicare...more