The companies involved in a workplace accident are additional insureds pursuant to a sub-subcontractor’s policy and the insurer must provide coverage for underlying litigation resulting from a death and injuries on the jobsite, a Connecticut federal court judge has determined.
In an important victory for directors and officers of a bankrupt company, a New York court removed a cap that had previously limited the amount of insurance proceeds directors and officers could access to fund their defenses.
A federal district court in Texas strictly construed a pollution exclusion in finding that hazardous materials embedded in mud were not “dispersed” and thus did not fit the terms of the exclusion.
The Michigan Court of Appeals joined the majority of courts nationwide in holding that a “contractual liability” exclusion applies solely to contracts involving the assumption of liability of a third party, and not the insured’s own potential liability stemming from performance of ...
The Washington Supreme Court handed down two holdings that should significantly benefit policyholders.
In a victory worth tens of millions of dollars, a Minnesota federal court ruled that U.S. Bank is entitled to coverage for three class actions challenging overdraft fee practices.
In a recent pro-policyholder decision, the Second Circuit, applying New York law, reminded insurance companies that the duty to defend is “exceedingly broad.”
In answering certified questions from the Ninth Circuit, Nevada joined numerous other jurisdictions in holding that standard-form “absolute” pollution exclusions are ambiguous as to releases of non-traditional indoor pollutants – in this case carbon monoxide.
We’ve all sat through some pretty boring PowerPoint presentations. But the lesson from a recent decision: it might be a good idea to keep your talking points relatively tame or face a coverage battle with an insurer as a result of a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit filed by a ...
A New York appellate court has ruled that a policyholder that settled with two insurers for less than policy limits forfeited coverage from an insurer on the top of a policy tower.