Expert Analysis

Insurers Have A Ch. 11 Voice Following High Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in Truck Insurance Exchange v. Kaiser Gypsum — which reaffirmed a broad def... (more story)

Reps And Warranties Insurance Considerations As M&A Slows

The first six months of the year have seen increasingly favorable rates and policy terms for the representations a... (more story)

8th Circ. Insurance Ruling Spotlights Related-Claims Defenses

The Eighth Circuit’s recent Dexon v. Travelers ruling — that the insurer must provide a defense despite the policy... (more story)

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Condo's Historic Location Doesn't Bar Bombing Coverage

The insurer for a Nashville, Tennessee, condominium owners association cannot use a historic structures exclusion to dodge covering the repair costs associated with damage caused by a bombing on Christmas Day ... (more story)

Insurers Must Keep Defending Heating Oil Co. In Class Suit

Two Crum & Forster units must continue defending a heating oil company and several executives in a class action claiming the company provided oil with elevated levels of biodiesel that caused property damage, ... (more story)

An insurer says it deserves a default final judgment in its indemnification suit against a contractor that the insurer says owes it nearly $13 million. (iStock.com/nathaphat)
Contractor Owes $13M To Cover Virus Defaults, Insurer Says

A Michigan-based insurer asked a Florida federal court Wednesday to grant a default final judgment in its indemnification suit against a contractor, seeking to force the company to cough up nearly $13 million ... (more story)

Insurer Seeks Quick Exit In Casino $130M COVID Loss Suit

The insurer of a casino operator with properties on the Las Vegas strip and beyond told a Nevada federal judge to toss a $130 million COVID-19 pandemic loss coverage suit, arguing it had already paid $1 millio... (more story)

Youth Org. Not Covered For Ex-Worker's Claim, 6th Circ. Rules

A sexual misconduct exclusion bars a youth advocacy organization's bid for coverage of an ex-employee's claim that they were sexually harassed and assaulted by a supervisor, the Sixth Circuit affirmed Thursday... (more story)

Prudential Investors Get Final OK On $35M Settlement

A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday granted final approval to a $35 million class action settlement between Prudential Financial Inc. and shareholders who alleged the company hid the risks associated with t... (more story)

NJ Justices Create New Liability Rule For Property Owners

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday voted 4-3 to craft a new rule stating that owners of commercial vacant lots have a duty to maintain the public sidewalks abutting the lots, and reinstated a woman's tri... (more story)

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AIG Unit Says Exclusions Bar Pet Supply Co.'s BIPA Claims

An AIG unit has told a Michigan federal court a pet supply store isn't owed defense for an underlying class action brought by employees alleging the store violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Ac... (more story)

Life Insurance Fraudster Deserves Tax Penalties, 7th Circ. Told

The IRS urged the Seventh Circuit to maintain nearly $400,000 in fraud penalties assessed against an Illinois man who pled guilty to falsifying his tax returns as part of a scheme to poison his wife and collec... (more story)

Excess Insurers May Need To Pay In Kaiser Asbestos Dispute

A policyholder can tap into first-layer excess policies as soon as the primary coverage for that period is exhausted, the California Supreme Court ruled, potentially implicating several first-level excess insu... (more story)

NY Archdiocese Wants Abuse Coverage Suit Tossed

The Archdiocese of New York sought dismissal of Chubb's bid to evade coverage of over 1,700 underlying sexual abuse claims brought under the Child Victims Act, filing counterclaims with a state court alleging ... (more story)

Insurers Ask 6th Circ. To Undo $13.3M Murder Coverage Loss

Two Liberty Mutual units said their insurers must reimburse them for a $13.3 million judgment stemming from a murder in a Florida motel, urging the Sixth Circuit on Monday to toss a lower court's ruling that a... (more story)

Tata Must Pay $168M For Trade Secret Theft, Texas Judge Says

A Texas federal judge has ordered Tata Consultancy to pay $168 million for willfully misappropriating an IT company's trade secrets concerning source code and life insurance software documentation, plus $25 mi... (more story)

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Insurer Countersues In Penile Implant Coverage Dispute

An insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a urologist, his medical device company or his practice in a proposed class action over a penile enlargement implant and procedure, the company told a California f... (more story)

No Coverage For Family Shareholder Row, 2nd Circ. Affirms

A Liberty Mutual unit had no duty to defend Paraco Gas Corp. and two of its executives in a family shareholder dispute, the Second Circuit affirmed Monday, finding that all claims in the underlying suit fell w... (more story)

A Miami law firm’s insurer escaped covering a lawsuit alleging the firm overbilled a client. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Miami Law Firm Not Covered In Overbilling Row, Judge Says

An insurer does not have to defend a Miami law firm in a lawsuit accusing it of overbilling a client, a Florida federal judge has ruled, finding that the underlying allegations do not constitute professional s... (more story)

11th Circ. Shows Insurers Preference In D&O Coverage Row

The Eleventh Circuit appeared poised to affirm a Florida district court's finding that the successor of an insurance services firm is not owed coverage for underlying shareholder-related litigation under 2017 ... (more story)

Insurance Litigation Week In Review

The Eighth Circuit pondered whether Geico was responsible for an HPV infection, a Michigan court said lies could eliminate a dead man's payout, a Texas roofer was told that public adjusting wasn't a free-speec... (more story)

Insurer Calls Convicted Mogul's $633M IOU 'Worthless' Ruse

Convicted insurance mogul Greg Lindberg has offered a "worthless" $633 million promise as a ruse to end an insurance company's bid to collect a $524 million arbitration award, a North Carolina federal court heard this week.

Bond Denial Upheld For Army Construction Project

An Illinois federal judge affirmed an arbitration award relieving two insurers of covering a $1.8 million bond issued to a subcontractor retained for a U.S. Army construction project, upholding the arbitrator'... (more story)