The case involved two facultative reinsurance contracts, each of which covered excess liability for similar umbrella liability insurance policies, and each of which contained a “follow the settlements” provision. After the...more
In This Issue:
How Long Should I Keep My Insurance Policies? and Coverage Spotlight: Contract Litigation Insurance.
Excerpt from How Long Should I Keep My Insurance Policies? -
Policyholders often ask,...more
In its recent decision in Starr Indemnity & Liability Co. v. SGS Petroleum Service Corp., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 12425 (5th Cir. 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, applying Texas law, had occasion...more
This week Federal Insurance Company achieved an important victory in a long-standing insurance coverage litigation concerning the proper trigger of excess directors and officers insurance. DLA Piper represented Federal, a...more
In a significant victory for policyholders, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed a trial court decision that John Crane, Inc. (“Crane”) had no excess coverage for asbestos bodily injury claims. By so ruling, the appeals...more
The Washington Supreme Court joined a minority of jurisdictions that hold that insurers may not unilaterally reserve the right to seek reimbursement for defense costs paid in defending non-covered claims through a reservation...more
In the recent case GuideOne Mutual Insurance Company v. Utica National Insurance Group (4th Appellate Dist. 2/28/13), the California Court of Appeal considered priority of coverage among primary and excess insurers following...more
When an employer is vicariously liable to a third party for its employee’s negligence, and both the employer and employee have primary and umbrella policies covering liability to the third party, the employee’s primary and...more
The Observer highlights significant developments in insurance recovery and risk management.
In This Issue:
- State of California v. Continental Insurance: Opinion Holds Insurers to Their Words
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