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Courts have struggled between two approaches on how to allocate damages when multiple, consecutive CGL policies have been triggered in situations involving continuous injury or property damage. The majority approach, pro rata...more
Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. JT Walker Indus., Inc., No. 2:08-02043-MBS, 2014 WL 6773517 (D.S.C. Dec. 2, 2014).
The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina sets aside a jury’s verdict awarding punitive...more
Texas Appeals Court Upholds $8.7M Verdict for Policyholder Against Broker -
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An appeals court in Texas upheld an $8.7 million jury verdict against a broker that procured coverage with significant...more
Mine Safety Appliances Company (“MSA”), a safety appliances company, faced a multitude of personal injury claims due to alleged defects in its safety equipment. MSA, in turn, sought costs, including legal fees, costs of...more
Consumer class action claims are a familiar tool for addressing dissatisfaction with a defective product. Given that one of the goals of a consumer class action claim is to recover damages for the claimants, triggering...more
In CAMICO Mutual Insurance Co. v. Heffler, Radetich & Saitta, L.L.P., the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that a $100,000 sub-limit for claims involving employee misappropriation, misuse,...more
For years, product manufacturers relied on commercial general liability policies to defend and indemnify them for product liability claims. Although these policies may exclude coverage for pure economic loss or for damage to...more
The Eighth Circuit recently confirmed that the all-too-common conceptions that breaches of contract and damages that result in recall are never covered by general liability insurance are, in fact, misconceptions.
Can an injured plaintiff obtain compensation from a dissolved company with unexhausted insurance policies and force the insurer to pay? The Delaware Supreme Court says yes—in certain circumstances.
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
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
In the recent decision Kaiser Cement & Gypsum Corp. v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania 2013 Cal. App. LEXIS 269 (2nd Dist. April 8, 2013), the California Court of Appeal considered whether horizontal or...more
Upon emphasizing and reaffirming its concern with the over-expansion of the economic loss rule, the Supreme Court of Florida recently rendered a decision in Tiara Condominium Ass’n, Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan Co., Inc....more
Earlier today, the Florida Supreme Court published an important decision in Tiara Condominium Association, Inc., etc. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., et al., No. SC10-1022 (March 7, 2013). The case was before the court...more
Attorney Daniel E. Cummins of the Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania insurance defense firm, Foley, Comerford & Cummins provides this detailed analysis of the current state of Pennsylvania Products Liability Law. ...more
On January 8, 2013, a Minnesota federal district court granted summary judgment in favor of a policyholder who sought coverage from its commercial general liability insurer for contract damages stemming from the recall of...more
In product liability actions, claims against manufacturers often involve bodily injury or property damage. But manufacturers can also be exposed to “personal and advertising” injuries, which don’t involve property damage but...more
In Republic Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Moore, 2012 WL 2948177 (10th Cir. (Okla.) July 20, 2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, applying Oklahoma law, sided with a restaurant’s insurers and held that multiple...more
A U.S. district judge in South Dakota has recently interpreted a provision of an accidental product contamination insurance policy in favor of the policyholder, finding that a recall resulting from the failure to include...more
In its recent decision in First Specialty Insurance Corp. v. Milton Construction Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97972 (S.D. Fla. July 16, 2012), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida had occasion...more
On 28 March 2012, the UK Supreme Court handed down its eagerly anticipated judgment in Durham v BAI, otherwise known as the “EL Trigger Litigation”. Much has already been written about the decision itself. In this bulletin we...more
The United Kingdom Supreme Court recently handed down a decision in what is known as the EL Trigger case, wherein the Court has finally decided which Employers’ Liability (“EL”) policy or policies should respond to indemnify...more
In its recent decision in Netherlands Insurance Co. v. Phusion Projects, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5222 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 17, 2012), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois had occasion to...more
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