Expert Analysis

Insurance Cos. Are Stretching Construction Standard Limits

In the construction sector, the importance of closely vetting downstream parties' insurance policies has never bee... (more story)

7 Ways Telco Operators Can Approach Lead Cable Claims

A recent spotlight on the telecommunication industry shows that companies in the field have known for decades that... (more story)

What Wis. High Court Ruling Means For Coverage Analysis

Overturning insurance law precedent in 5 Walworth v. Engerman Contracting, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently re... (more story)

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Bid For Lost Rental Income From COVID Needs More Fixes

A California federal judge again threw out a rental property owner's bid for lost income from the COVID-19 pandemic, finding the company's amended complaint contained deficiencies preventing it from properly e... (more story)

Insurers Beat Sports Stats Co.'s Bid For Covid Loss Coverage

An Illinois state appellate panel ruled Friday that Chicago-based sports data provider Stats LLC was correctly denied coverage from Continental Insurance Co. and National Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford for los... (more story)

Virus Outbreak California
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to reporters about his executive order advising that non-essential gatherings of more than 250 people should be canceled until at least the end of March, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, March 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Calif. Orders Changes To Stabilize Property Insurance Market

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Thursday launching an initiative to help stabilize and expand the state's property insurance market as providers have pulled back due to climate-related disasters.

No COVID Coverage For Entertainment Co., Calif. Panel Says

A California state appellate panel tossed a sports and entertainment management company's bid to revive its COVID-19 coverage suit against its insurers, rejecting the company's argument that its policy covers ... (more story)

Insurer Settles Negligence Suit Against Plumbing Contractor

An insurer reached a settlement in its negligence lawsuit against a plumbing contractor, resolving its bid to recover more than $700,000 paid to an insured over a water leak following the contractor's work.

Health Care Cos. Say Insurer Owes $70M For Harvey Damages

Owners and operators of Texas health care facilities damaged by Hurricane Harvey claim Affiliated FM Insurance Co. owes them more than $70 million after dragging its feet on the work that needed to be done and... (more story)

Travelers Settles With Unauthorized Swag Seller

It wasn't the first time Travelers asked an unauthorized swag vendor using its famous logo not to stand under its red umbrella, but the legal storm passed, the insurer told a Connecticut federal court, announc... (more story)

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Sunbeam Seeks Coverage For Pressure Cooker Injury Claims

The insurer for a Chinese appliance manufacturer must defend and indemnify Sunbeam Products against claims stemming from injuries that legal actions say were caused by the manufacturer's electric pressure cook... (more story)

Insurer Says $3.7M Pool Damage Award Not Covered

A construction company's insurer urged a Montana federal court to find that it doesn't have to indemnify the company for a $3.7 million judgment awarded to homeowners for flawed pool construction, arguing that... (more story)

"Great American has no direct claims against Starr and, instead, must stand in Kroger's shoes to seek to recover from Starr by way of equitable subrogation," Starr said in its motion seeking to toss Great American’s bid for $22.5 million it paid toward a settlement over a shooting at an Atlanta Kroger. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Excess Insurer Balks At $22.5M Ask In Kroger Shooting Row

An insurer for The Kroger Co. urged a Georgia state court to reject another Kroger insurer's bid to recoup $22.5 million it paid toward a $50 million settlement over a shooting in 2015, following a jury's $61.... (more story)

Travelers Says Other Carrier Must Cover Building Injury Row

A carpenter's insurer must defend and indemnify a New York office tower owner, a general contractor and tower tenant Skadden in an underlying suit brought by a worker who was injured during a construction proj... (more story)

11th Circ. Frees Insurers From Covering $54M Tenant Award

Insurers for a pair of apartment management companies have no duty to cover a $54 million arbitration award over underlying claims of poor living conditions at a federally subsidized Georgia apartment complex,... (more story)

Insurer Fully Escapes Coverage In Texas Shooting Row

An AmTrust unit has no obligations to pay for any defense or potential settlement in an underlying wrongful death and negligence suit over a shooting at a Houston apartment complex, a Texas federal judge ruled.

Insurer Says It Overpaid In Sacramento Abuse Settlements

An insurer for the city of Sacramento is seeking to limit the amount of coverage available to the city for settlements in three underlying lawsuits alleging that it failed to properly supervise an employee acc... (more story)

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Boat's Seaworthiness Was Properly Addressed, 1st Circ. Told

A Munich Re unit cannot undo a boat owner's partial win in a coverage fight over a damaged catamaran, the boat owner told the First Circuit, saying the trial court was correct in finding that the policy's warr... (more story)

Judge Delivers Clarity In Ambac RMBS Suit Against US Bank

A New York federal judge is allowing Ambac to press forward with litigation over losses incurred when several residential mortgage-backed securities trusts faltered during the financial crisis, in a ruling thi... (more story)

Long-term care insurance provider Genworth was accused in underlying suits of failing to inform customers that they might be subject to significant rate increases. (Sipa via AP Images)
Genworth Can Seek Coverage For $335M Premium Hike Suits

A Delaware judge said a long-term care insurance provider that expected to spend at least $335 million on underlying litigation and settlement costs wasn't barred from coverage by its professional liability ca... (more story)

Marsh McLennan Asks 2nd Circ. To Revisit Data Breach Ruling

Marsh McLennan urged the Second Circuit to review its decision to revive a former employee's lawsuit seeking relief for what she called the professional services firm's failure to protect her personal informat... (more story)

Travelers Wins Fight Over Stimulus Check Scheme Coverage

Travelers prevailed in a coverage dispute over a distribution company's losses arising from what the company alleged were stolen and fraudulently signed stimulus checks cashed at the company's locations, with ... (more story)

New FCC Inquiries Into Company Aren't Covered, Insurer Says

A Hartford unit asked a Utah federal court Thursday to find it doesn't owe coverage to a communications company for recent inquiries from the Federal Communications Commission, alleging the company failed to d... (more story)

Broker Can't Oppose Early Win In Coverage Row, Insurer Says

A Berkshire Hathaway unit asked an Arizona federal court to ignore an insurance broker's opposition to its bid for an early win in a coverage dispute over a pesticide mishap, arguing that the broker does not h... (more story)