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Insurers Can Look To Extrinsic Evidence To Deny a Defense

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Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided Norman International, Inc. v. Admiral Insurance Company, No. 086155 (N.J. Aug. 11, 2022). At issue was coverage for a work-site injury and the interpretation of a policy...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Using Multi-Factor Authentication as a Prerequisite to Cyber Liability Coverage

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is more than an annoying popup or text message when logging onto a company’s website or platform. Not only is using MFA a sound security practice and good business, it is frequently becoming...more

Hendershot Cowart P.C.

Subrogation Defense for Contractors: What to Do When an Insurance Carrier Sues You

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A homeowner or property owner (your client or customer) files a claim with their homeowners or property insurance for damage. The insurance company then comes after you, alleging it was a construction or design defect that...more

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC

Busting Cyber Myths Part 2: I Can’t Afford Cyber Protection

In the second of a three-part series, Buckingham Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Attorney David Myers talks with Andy Jones, CEO, Fortress Security Risk Management, and Bryan Schauer, Vice President at The Schauer Group’s...more

Adams and Reese LLP

It's Time for Property Insurance Carriers to Re-Adjust in Louisiana

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After Louisiana citizens endured two consecutive prolific hurricane seasons in 2020 and 2021, state lawmakers made the adjustment of property insurance claims a top priority during this year’s Regular Legislative Session. On...more

Jones Day

Ninth Circuit Rejects Insurer's Attempt to Apply D&O Policy's "Insured vs. Insured" Exclusion to Defeat Coverage

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The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a lower court's ruling that a Directors and Officers Liability ("D&O") insurer had a duty to defend against a lawsuit brought by investors in an insured's commercial development project. In...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Insurance Renewals: Know When to Hold ‘ Em, Know When to Walk Away

Every company must go through the annual ritual of assessing their insurance renewals: when should you start these discussions, and when should you consider changing carriers? Host Lynda A. Bennett talks with Joseph Saka,...more

Carlton Fields

Louisiana Supreme Court Finds “Assault and Battery Exclusion” Barred Coverage for Kidnapping at Insured’s Motel

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In granting summary judgment to the insurer and finding no duty to defend, Louisiana’s highest court reversed a trial court’s ruling on the basis of the “clear and unambiguous” assault and battery exclusion in a commercial...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

The Supreme Court of South Carolina Adopts the Post-Loss Exception

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In PCS Nitrogen, Inc. v. Cont'l Cas. Co., 436 S.C. 254, 871 S.E.2d 590 (2022), the Supreme Court of South Carolina formally adopted the “post-loss exception” - a common law rule providing that insurer consent is not required...more

Dechert LLP

State immunity: the English court upholds prohibition on injunctive relief against states

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In a recent decision, the English High Court has confirmed that injunctive relief cannot be granted against states, notwithstanding that this restriction interferes with Article 6 (Right to a fair trial) of the European...more

Perrin Conferences, LLC

[Event] National Asbestos Litigation Conference - September 14th - 15th, Charleston, SC

The Opening Networking Cocktail Reception will take place on the evening of Tuesday, September 13th. An optional golf event is scheduled on Tuesday, September 13th. The conference is two full days on September 14-15, 2022....more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Do R&W Insurers Still Pay Claims? Following Up on Lowenstein’s 2020 Survey

In 2020, Lowenstein Sandler released a groundbreaking report, authored by Lynda A. Bennett and Eric Jesse of Lowenstein’s Insurance Recovery Group, based on results of a survey that sought to answer a key question about reps...more

Kennedys

Mirror-image counterclaims in declaratory judgment actions

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Is a declaratory judgment counterclaim a mirror-image of the plaintiff’s complaint for declaratory judgment or redundant of defendants’ answer and affirmative defenses to the plaintiff’s complaint? Insurers should consider...more

Cozen O'Connor

Intentional Loss Exclusion Could Apply Even to Unintended Damage, Says the Tenth Circuit

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The Tenth Circuit recently held that, under Kansas law, an intentional loss exclusion precludes coverage for damage caused by an intentionally set fire even if the actual resulting damage is unintended. In Taylor et al. v. LM...more

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Louisiana appellate court reverses COVID-19 coverage ruling

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A Louisiana intermediate appellate court issued its decision in the appeal of Cajun Conti, LLC et al. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London et al., Case No. 2021-CA-0343, on June 15, 2022. The plurality decision of the...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Maximizing Your Insurance Coverage for Data Privacy Liability

With news of massive data breaches making headlines in recent years, the handling of personal data has become a focus for legislators and regulators around the world. Compliance with data privacy regulations such as the...more

Rumberger | Kirk

Eleventh Circuit: Disagreement Over Valuation Is Not Per Se Bad Faith

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A little more than one year after Progressive scored a bad faith win in Eres v. Progressive American Ins. Co., 998 F.3d 1273 (11th Cir. 2021), Progressive came away with another victory in Deary v. Progressive American Ins....more

U.S. Legal Support

How Exclusive Provider Relationships Can Help Lower Costs and Expedite Claims Resolution for Insurance Carriers

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The myth that most insurance claims are resolved pre-litigation is true: most carriers do not want to deal with the time, hassle, and expense of fighting over a claim in court. Even if only a small percentage of claims result...more

Woodruff Sawyer

Five Property Insurance Warning Signs and What to Do About Them

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Replacement value is the main factor to consider when purchasing property insurance. However, the Construction, Occupancy, Protection, and Exposure (COPE) features of the building also impact the cost, availability, and terms...more

Cozen O'Connor

Eleventh Circuit: Jury Instruction About Notice to Insured of Settlement Demand Was Required (Florida)

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In its recent decision, Brink v. Direct General Ins. Co., 38 F.4th 917 (11th Cir. 2022), the Eleventh Circuit ruled 2-1 that the Florida district court erred when it failed instruct a jury that an insurer not only owed a duty...more

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The Third District Court of Appeal Affirms Carrier's Prejudice/Late-Notice Defense

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One of a policyholder's primary contractual duties after suffering a potential loss is to provide prompt notice to the insurer. Prompt notice is often described as a condition precedent to insurance coverage. In fact, Florida...more

Wiley Rein LLP

Negotiation of Severance Agreement with Employee Who Ended Affair With Company President Constitutes a Claim That Was Not Timely...

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The United States District Court for the Southern District of California, applying California law, granted an insurer’s motion for summary judgment, finding that a Claim for sexual harassment by an employee was made during an...more

Carlton Fields

Federal Court Rules “Unauthorized Network Access Exclusion” Precludes Coverage for $1.3M Payment From Hacker’s Fraudulent Email

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that an insurance policy issued by Federal Insurance Co. excluded coverage for the transmission of $1.3 million by the insured in response to an email...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Caught in the Crossfire — How will the war exclusion affect commercial policyholders?

The war exclusion has received a lot of attention over the past year, particularly since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. Policyholders’ concern that insurers will assert the exclusion as a basis to deny coverage is...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The California Supreme Court (and Court of Appeal) - July 15, 2022

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While not from the California Supreme Court, we are reporting on a decision from the California Court of Appeal because of its importance to myriad COVID-19 insurance coverage actions currently being litigated in California. ...more

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