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Dallas Appeals Court Renders Take-Nothing Judgment for Insurer in Construction Defect Case

In Dallas National Insurance Co. v. Calitex Corp., —S.W.3d—, 2015 WL 968308 (Tex. App.—Dallas Mar. 3, 2015, no pet. h.), the Dallas Court of Appeals reversed a trial court judgment finding coverage for almost $700,000 in...more

Is Laminate Flooring The New Drywall For Insurers?

Recent media reports alleging that certain laminate flooring manufactured in China and distributed in the U.S. contains unsafe levels of formaldehyde may have a familiar and frightening ring to them, particularly for insurers...more

Insurance Recovery Law - February 2015

California Court Adopts Broad Interpretation of “Occurrence,” Finds Coverage - Why it matters: In a victory for policyholders—and a continuation of the trend of courts adopting a broad reading of the term “occurrence”...more

Florida Insurance Law: 2014 Year in Review

This past year brought a number of important insurance decisions in Florida, some favorable to insurers and others that reaffirm the challenges for insurers litigating in Florida. For example, after a broad statutory...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Denies Review of Faulty Workmanship Decision

Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court let stand the appellate decision in Indalex, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., which held that mold related health problems and property damage allegedly...more

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Suit Alleging Drug Distributor Was a “Pill Mill” Requires Defense - Why it matters: A Kentucky federal court held that the claimed impact in a suit brought by the West Virginia Attorney General – alleging that...more

Florida High Court Liberally Construes Self-Insured Retention Endorsement

On February 6, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court took a liberal view of self-insured retentions (SIRs) and held that an insured can apply indemnification payments from a third party to satisfy its SIR under a general liability...more

Court Gets in Line with Majority of Jurisdictions on Faulty Products Coverage

A recent decision from an appellate court in Pennsylvania is good news for policyholders who manufacture products, as yet another jurisdiction joins the majority view that product manufacturers may be covered for damage that...more

Pennsylvania Court Holds Defectively Designed Windows and Doors May Give Rise to an “Occurrence”

On December 3, 2013, the intermediate Pennsylvania Court of Appeals decided Indalex, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, and concluded that an “occurrence” under a commercial umbrella liability policy may...more

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Confirms Insurance Coverage for Product Liabilities and Distinguishes “Faulty Workmanship”

Whether a construction defect constitutes a covered “occurrence” under a commercial general liability (“CGL”) policy has been the subject of a national debate among state courts in recent years. Armed with a small minority of...more

Pennsylvania Court Holds Drywall Claims Arose Out of Single Occurrence

In its recent decision in Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Devon International, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20659 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 15, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, applying Pennsylvania law,...more

Missouri Supreme Court Confirms That A Defendant Need Not Plead Its Liability To Plaintiff In A Third-Party Claim For Contribution

For more than 35 years Missouri defendants have been filing third-party claims for contribution against other potentially liable persons or entities not sued directly by the plaintiff. But for 33 of those years defendants...more

How to Find the Best Court Reporting Services in Houston

When looking for court reporting services in Houston, Texas, an attorney has a wide range of options to consider. Do they want to hire a freelance court reporter, or will a larger litigation support firm provide the best...more

The Effective Use of Internet Deposition Streaming Services

When an attorney’s caseload is packed, and they have multiple depositions in different locations on the same day, this technology literally allows a busy attorney to be in two places at the same time....more

Questions To Ask When Selecting a Court Reporting Firm

The role of a court reporter is critical to the success of an attorney's case, both in terms of the accuracy of the transcript and the services they provide. Choose the wrong court reporting firm and you could end up with...more

Advantages of Using an Online Case Repository

It doesn't matter whether you are an attorney, a paralegal or legal secretary...the storage of important legal documents and the ability to access those documents in realtime is critical to your ability to efficiently serve...more

Subrogation Alert: Tennessee Legislature Rewrites Summary Judgment and Products Liability

Subrogation and recovery implications of the Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011....more

Arizona Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Developer on Claim Against CGL Insurer for Cost of Repairing Defective Construction

In May 2011, the Arizona Supreme Court affirmed the Arizona Court of Appeals' August 2010 decision affirming a jury trial verdict and subsequent judgment in favor of a developer who had sued its commercial general liability...more

Top Keys to Success for New Court Reporters in Texas

When starting out as a court reporter in Texas, what will set you apart from the rest and make you successful? There are several ways to earn recognition in court reporting, some of which require extra effort. The best...more

What Makes a Good Expert Witness in Court Reporting?

A court reporting service will see many types of witnesses in the course of their work, but one specific type is very unique. The expert witness stands apart as the only person allowed to give their opinions on a case...more

Court Reporting Services Help Attorneys Make the Most of Legal Video

Today's court reporting services typically include more than just a stenographer. Lawyers want to document every aspect of the record, so they frequently request a legal videographer to capture witness testimony. However,...more

Can Digital Recording Really Replace Court Reporting?

Aside from being marginally cheaper in the long run, automated systems have no advantages over court reporting services. Stenographers are easily more accurate and efficient than any recording capabilities that exist today....more

Court Reporting and Corporate Contracts

Many corporations have contractual provisions that restrict the company to one particular court reporting service provider. As it stands now, corporations are setting the bar for court reporting costs and standards of service...more

Video Conferencing for Depositions: Save Time and Money

Court reporting firms are now providing state-of-the-art video conferencing solutions. This is the new preferred method for conducting depositions over long distances. With video conferencing, you get all of the quality of a...more

Green Court Reporting: Better for the Clients...and the Earth

Court reporting services used to rely on paper files for their case records and for their copies of transcripts. Now, thanks to computer technology, neither of these is necessary....more

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