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Reflections on Low-E Glass vs. Vinyl Siding

by Cozen O'Connor on

From luxury vehicles melting on the streets of London to sunbathers being attacked by a “death ray” at a Las Vegas pool, splashy news reports highlight unanticipated hazards associated with the use of low-e glass in new...more

Claims for Defective Solar Panels Are Covered by CGL Insurance

Several solar panel manufacturers and their distributors have been sued in class actions alleging the panels are defective and need to be replaced. As will be explained below, these kinds of claims are covered by general...more

Is Laminate Flooring The New Drywall For Insurers?

by Zelle LLP on

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

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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

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

by Cozen O'Connor on

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

Economic Loss Rule Now Applies Only in the Products Liability Context

by Wilson Elser on

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

Economic Loss Rule Now Applies Only in the Products Liability Context

by Wilson Elser on

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

Drowning in a Sea of Tort: The Florida Supreme Court Reels in the Economic Loss Rule

by K&L Gates LLP on

On March 7, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court in Tiara Condominium Assoc., Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. expressly limited the application of the economic loss rule to products liability cases. 2013 WL 828003 (Fla....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

Tackling Pollution Exclusions To Chinese Drywall Claims

by Zelle LLP on

Originally published in Insurance Law360 - November 8, 2011. Federal and state courts in Virginia, Florida, and Louisiana have now published at least twenty-one rulings on insurance coverage actions related to Chinese...more

2008 Amendment to §2782 - Special Issue by Ray Coates

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

The Legislature has made another attempt to try to correct the indemnification mess in the residential construction arena. This is its third attempt. In 2005, the Legislature changed the framework for analysis of...more

Appellate Panel Saves Notice Defense in Single Family Lead Paint Cases

by Richard Fogel on

Appellate Panel Saves Notice Defense in Single Family Lead Paint Cases...more

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