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CT Supreme Court Permits a Workers' Compensation Insurer to Sue Third Parties for Reimbursement

by Murtha Cullina on

In a decision to be officially released on September 27, 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court holds that a workers’ compensation insurer can maintain an equitable subrogation claim against third-party tortfeasors to recover...more

New Stats From The AAA

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) has not released statistics for years (other than to the CFPB). But recently, arbitration geeks got a summer solstice gift of (limited) new information. The piece is only three...more

The ERISA Litigation Newsletter - May 2016

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Editor’s Overview - In this issue of Proskauer's ERISA Litigation Newsletter, we review a recent ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning the application of controlled group principles to the building...more

Operation Underground Economy

The California Department of Insurance’s news release on its latest efforts to target the underground economy reminds me of some lines of Mission Impossible: “this is not mission difficult, Mr. Hunt. It’s mission impossible.”...more

Finding coverage for “additional insured,” Third Circuit cautions that “insurer cannot bury its head in the sand”

by Reed Smith on

Executive Summary - Using the “four corners” rule, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided in Ramara, Inc. v. Westfield Insurance Co., No. 15-1003 (3d Cir. Feb. 17, 2016), that an insurer owed a garage...more

Colorado Construction Monitor - Summer 2014

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

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

Construction E-Note - June 27, 2014

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - Mississippi Legislature Expands State’s Lien Law to Protect Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Materialmen - The Alabama Supreme Court Broadens the Definition of “Occurrence” in a General...more

Illinois Court Holds Insured Cannot Deselect Insurer In Connection With Underlying Settlement

In its recent decision in AMCO Ins. Co. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 296 (May 5, 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer selected by an insured’s...more

11th Circuit Affirms No Indemnity for a Subcontractor's Deceased Employee Under Employee Exclusion Contained in General...

by Baker Donelson on

On April 24, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued an opinion affirming summary judgment deny a claim by the estate of a subcontractor's employee against a general contractor's commercial...more

Insurance Recovery Law -- Jul 11, 2013

A little knowledge can go a long way - The cases analyzed in this week's newsletter illustrate an important principle for policyholders: a basic understanding of how their policies work and the controlling insurance...more

Under Construction - June 2013: New Mexico’s Anti-Indemnity Act and Additional Insured Provisions

by Snell & Wilmer on

The New Mexico Anti-Indemnity Act related to construction projects was adopted to “promote safety in uniquely hazardous work place environments,” like construction sites, by holding each party accountable for its actions on a...more

Seventh Circuit Holds Contractor Bodily Injury Exclusion Inapplicable

In its recent decision in Atlantic Casualty Ins. Co. v. Paszko Masonry, Inc., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 11561 (7th Cir. June 7, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit had occasion to consider whether a...more

California Legislative Committees Considering Insurance Bills

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Numerous insurance-related bills have been introduced in the California Legislature this year. Legislative committees are now conducting hearings on the various measures. This year’s regular legislative session will end on...more

Supreme Court of Minnesota Upholds Denial of Coverage to Additional Insured in the Absence of Vicarious Liability

by K&L Gates LLP on

Introduction - Construction contractors and subcontractors, as well as commercial policyholders generally, will wish to take note of a recent Supreme Court of Minnesota decision that lends insight into the scope of...more

Nonsubscriber Legislative Update

by Winstead PC on

As we near the end of the regular session of the Texas legislature (May 27), we wanted to give you a quick update on the status of various proposed nonsubscriber-related bills. Similar measures to these have been proposed...more

Ten things to do in the wake of this past weekend's severe winter weather

by McCarter & English, LLP on

The recent severe winter weather left behind legal and financial problems even deeper than the snow. But it may also have presented you with resources for help that you weren't previously aware of. Businesses may wish to act...more

Buyer Beware: New Jersey’s Appellate Division Confirms that Exclusion for Bodily Injury to “An Employee of Any Insured” Bars...

by K&L Gates LLP on

Parties who require additional insured coverage from their contractors usually expect the coverage to extend to third-party over claims, particularly with respect to bodily injury claims by employees of contractors. Those...more

Construction Oberview: 2012 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Update

by Baker Donelson on

A number of bills were passed during the Maryland General Assembly's 2012 legislative session that will impact certain sectors of the construction industry. Ober|Kaler has put together brief summaries of certain bills from...more

Is an Engineer ever immune from lawsuit? (Law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

Can an Engineering firm be held liable in negligence despite provisions in a state law which allegedly gives design professionals immunity? That was the issue confronted recently by the Supreme Court in the state of...more

Bronx Construction Accident Lawyer at The Perecman Firm Calls for Greater Construction Site Safety Following Fatal Building...

by The Perecman Firm on

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman calls for increased safety measures at construction sites following a fatal building collapse. Last week construction worker Muhamed Kebbeh died when a two-story...more

Webb Sanders & Williams Summer 2011 Newsletter

by Roechelle Morgan Fortner on

Our quarterly newsletter provides a brief summary of interesting cases, legislative activity, and topics of interest spanning Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee. To sign up for our quarterly newsletter please...more

Il mondo della salute tra sostenibilità finanziaria e governance federalista

by Nicola Carmine Salerno on

::: Presentazione del Rapporto Salute 2010 ::: "Il mondo della salute tra sostenibilità finanziaria e governance federalista": è questo il titolo del rapporto curato dall'Ufficio Studi di IntesaSanpaolo e...more

Workers' Comp: CGL vs. Workers’ Comp 1B - Coverage In Construction Cases

by Melito & Adolfsen on

The question as to the applicability of CGL and/or 1B Coverage in any given case remains a fertile ground for dispute. The 1B Coverage generally provides liability coverage for bodily injury sustained by an employee,...more

February 2009 New York State Labor Law Newsletter

© 2009 Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham & Coppola LLC. All articles are drafted by the attorneys of Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham & Coppola LLC. Clients and friends are free to copy and to distribute the contents...more

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