Special Relationship

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Summary Judgment In Favor Of Broker In Malpractice Case Reversed, Where Special Relationship With Insured May Have Existed

In a case involving alleged broker malpractice with respect to certain underinsured business interruption losses under a commercial property insurance policy, the New York high court reversed a lower appellate court’s...more

Hawaii Court Holds an Insurance Company Can Be Exposed to Bad Faith Even if It Did Not Issue a Policy

A recent Hawaii Supreme Court decision expands bad faith claims in that state, at least with regard to Joint Underwriting Program (JUP) claims. On June 7, 2013, the court issued its opinion in the Willis v. Swain case. ---...more

Negligent Credentialing Claim Recognizable Under Massachusetts Law

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision recognizes a claim against a hospital for “negligent credentialing.” The court in Rabelo v. Nasif, et al found that, through the credentialing process, a hospital must “exercise...more

Weekly Law Resume - February 22, 2013: California Highway Patrol Has No Duty to Come to Aid of an Injured Party Absent a “Special...

Greyhound Lines, Inc. v. Department of the California Highway Patrol California Court of Appeal – Fifth District (February 14, 2013) In general, absent a “special relationship”, a person who has not created a peril...more

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