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Construction One-Minute Read: What If Your Insurance Carrier Negligently Provides Insufficient Coverage?

On October 18, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court clarified when the statute of limitations begins to run on a claim for negligent procurement of insurance by an insurance agent or broker. In American Family Mutual Insurance...more

Carlton Fields

SEC-ordered Disgorgement Is An Uninsurable “Penalty,” Not A Covered “Loss”

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A New York intermediate appellate court has ruled that a $140 million “disgorgement” payment ordered by the SEC in resolution of an investigation into securities laws violations was a “penalty” that was not covered by...more

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California Court Finds Coverage When “Property Damage” Doesn’t Require Physical Injury By Definition

Although it may seem strange at first, the recent ruling by the California Fourth Appellate District Court in Thee Sombrero, Inc. v. Scottsdale Co., (2018 EL 5292072), holding that an insurer must pay for a claim where there...more

Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Plan’s Failure To Notify Participant Of Deadline To File Suit Left Limitations Period Unenforceable

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A federal district court in Utah recently held that a health plan’s 180-day limitations period for filing suit following a claim denial on appeal was unenforceable because the plan’s final adverse benefit determination letter...more

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When a cancellation isn’t a cancellation: Cancelling an insurance policy under the Alberta Insurance Act

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When it comes to cancelling an insurance policy, both insurers and insureds need to complete the mandated steps; otherwise, they could potentially face a dispute as to whether or not coverage should occur....more

Carlton Fields

Another Sentinel Strike: California District Court Dismisses Financial Elder Abuse and Fraud Claims

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The Hartford affiliate Sentinel Insurance Company continued its successful campaign to limit dubious claims by securing another favorable decision – this time in California in the rapidly developing area of financial elder...more

K&L Gates LLP

OnRisk: Insurance for Cyber Risk in M&A Transactions - A HUB Talks Podcast

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Cyber due diligence is quickly becoming the “new normal” for buyers in M&A transactions as they seek to protect themselves against cyber risk. Cyber due diligence, however, is only part of the solution. Many sophisticated...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Endorsement Read to Require Privity of Contract between Policyholder and Additional Insured to Extend Coverage - Construction and...

A recent New York case highlights the importance of thoroughly analyzing all contract language in minimizing project risk. In Gilbane Bldg. Co./TDX Construction Corp. v. St. Paul Fire & Mar. Ins. Co., the Court of Appeals of...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - October 2018

In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine the European Data Protection Board's published opinions on data protection impact assessments, an Ohio court's ruling that bitcoin is covered insured...more

Carlton Fields

UK Court Considers Whether Payment Of Insurance Claim Violates Iran Sanctions

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A court in the United Kingdom has issued a ruling considering the intersection of a clause in an insurance agreement meant to protect the insurer from obligations that would violate international sanctions regimes and the...more

Carlton Fields

Failure To Procure Cyber Insurance Could Haunt Your Company

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A federal court in Florida recently adopted the now well-developed consensus that data breach losses are not covered under standard Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies....more

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A reminder from the BC Supreme Court that in the absence of ambiguity, courts will give effect to the ordinary meaning of...

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In a recent decision, Surespan Structures Ltd. v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2018 BCSC 1058, the British Columbia Supreme Court (the “Court”) had to determine whether a Design-Builder and an Engineer were “Insureds” for the...more

Carlton Fields

Court Finds New York Convention Applies to Arbitration Agreement in Insurance Policy That Would Otherwise be Invalid Under State...

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Lloyd’s issued an insurance policy with an arbitration provision, covering direct physical loss or physical damage caused by windstorm and/or hail. ...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Update: Ohio Supreme Court Denies Insurance Coverage for Contractor’s Defective Work

On Oct. 9, 2018, the Ohio Supreme Court denied insurance coverage under a Commercial General Liability ("CGL") policy for a contract's defective work. The Court reasoned that "property damage caused by a subcontractor’s...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Federal Circuit Courts Affirm ADA Preemption of State Law Claims Challenging Air Ambulance Prices

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The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits recently affirmed district court opinions holding that the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA) preempted state law claims that challenged prices charged by air ambulance...more

Carlton Fields

Eleventh Circuit Finds Exclusion Bars Trademark Infringement And Dependent False Designation And Unfair Competition Claims

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Duty to defend principles are generally well-settled in most jurisdictions: If the allegations in an underlying complaint potentially fall within the scope of coverage, the insurer must defend. ...more

Reminger Co., LPA

Ohio Supreme Court Rules That Construction Defects in the Work of Subcontractors Are Not Covered Under a CGL Policy

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On October 9, 2018, in the case of Ohio N. Univ. v. Charles Constr. Servs. Inc., Slip Opinion No. 20018-Ohio-4057, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that an insurer has no obligation to defend or indemnify a commercial general...more

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Recent Federal Court Decision May Alter the Reservation of Rights Landscape in South Carolina

The Current Precedent: Harleysville Group Insurance v. Heritage Communities, Inc. Only 15 months ago, in Harleysville Group Insurance v. Heritage Communities, Inc., the South Carolina Supreme Court fundamentally changed...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Social Engineering Scam Covered By Cyber Insurance

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The Sixth Circuit recently entered a ruling in American Tooling Center, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America, 2018 WL 3404708 (6th Cir. July 13, 2018), soundly rejecting a cyber carrier’s extremely narrow...more

Butler Snow LLP

Contracts May “Legally” Obligate a Party to Pay, Even Without a Court Judgment

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Time and again, courts have been tasked with construing ambiguous and inconsistent terms in contracts. Recently, the Sixth Circuit revisited the issue of interpreting contractual language in Dark Horse Express, LLC v. Lancer...more

Carlton Fields

Sixth Circuit Weighs In On Coverage For Marijuana-Related Property Loss

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The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a colorful opinion in a property insurance coverage dispute affirming a denial of coverage for loss arising out of an illicit marijuana growing operation in Michigan. The case is...more

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

North Carolina Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Qui Tam Action

In its recent decision in Affinity Living Grp., LLC v. Starstone Specialty Ins. Co., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 163655 (M.D. N. Car. Sept. 25, 2018), the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina had...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Fifth Circuit Holds Settlement Proceeds Received by General Contractor From Subcontractors Constitute “Other Insurance” Which...

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Satterfield & Pontikes Constr., Inc. v. United States Fire Ins. Co., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 21488 (5th Cir. Aug. 2, 2018) - This case arises out of an excess insurance provider’s refusal to cover damages incurred by the...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Florida Court Finds No CGL Coverage For Data Breach Claim

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A federal district court in Florida has ruled that a claim against a policyholder arising out of a hacker’s theft of confidential credit card information was not covered under a commercial general liability (CGL) policy. St....more

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

New York Court Holds Disgorgement Payments Uninsurable as a Matter of Public Policy

In its recent decision in J.P. Morgan Sec., Inc. v. Vigilant Ins. Co., 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6130, the New York Appellate Division, First Department, had occasion to revisit the issue of insurability of disgorgement of...more

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