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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

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

Construction Case Law Update - September #2 2014

by Carlton Fields on

FLORIDA FEDERAL CASES - - Contribution, Equitable Subrogation, and Breach of Contract – Insurer adequately alleged elements of contribution, equitable subrogation, and breach of contract claims in construction defect...more

California Insurance Laws Enacted in 2013

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

October 13, 2013 was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to act on bills passed by the California Legislature this year. Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills which Governor Brown signed into law. Unless...more

Indemnity Clauses, Anti-Indemnity Legislation and Additional Insureds

Indemnity Clauses and Anti-Indemnity Legislation - I. Purpose and Enforceability of Indemnity Clauses - Indemnification is an equitable doctrine that attempts to shift the burden of a judgment from one party...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

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

Is Your Insurance Program Synched With Your Contract Specs?

by Julie Manteria on

The typical construction agreement requires specific types and amounts of insurance coverage. Your subcontract will designate the types of insurance required (i.e., general liability, workers’ compensation, auto,...more

Successfully Defending a Lawsuit

by Sands Anderson PC on

Anyone who has been a defendant in a lawsuit will tell you that the process is expensive, time consuming and stressful. I have spent the past twenty years defending businesses and individuals in courts throughout Virginia and...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

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