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DC Ruling Provides Support For Builders Risk Claim Recovery

To deny coverage for builders risk claims, insurers have been increasingly relying on two arguments, both of which... (more story)

Harvard's Broker Fight Shows Active Risk Management Is Key

Harvard University’s recently filed suit against its insurance broker for alleged malpractice in handling the Stud... (more story)

Deal Over Jets Stranded In Russia May Serve As Blueprint

In the face of a pending "mega-trial" over leased airplanes held in Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, a settle... (more story)

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Contractors' Policies Don't Cover NJ Developer, Insurers Say

Two insurers told a New Jersey federal court that they do not owe any defense coverage to a New Jersey homebuilder in an underlying suit alleging defective construction, claiming the company isn't a named or a... (more story)

Insurer Seeks Exit From U. of Wash. COVID Coverage Suit

A Liberty Mutual insurer is trying to derail a University of Washington lawsuit seeking coverage of hundreds of millions of dollars in pandemic-driven losses and expenses, saying the university is relying on r... (more story)

A townhome association said in a suit against Country Mutual that the insurer has failed to pay the full amount of an appraisal award for storm damage. (
Minn. Townhome Group Seeks $2M For Storm Damage

A townhome association is seeking over $2 million in actual and replacement costs from its insurer because of a 2022 storm, maintaining that the insurer has provided less than half the amount awarded in arbitr... (more story)

Developer Tells 9th Circ. To Reverse Insurer's Fire Loss Win

A laundromat developer urged the Ninth Circuit to overturn an insurer's coverage win over business losses following a fire, saying a district court was wrong in finding that the developer's evidence was too sp... (more story)

Fla. Property Co. Seeks $400K In Hurricane Ian Coverage Row

A Fort Myers property owner has blamed its insurer for underpayment in a Florida federal case over $400,000 in 2022 damages from Hurricane Ian.

Wis. Class Action Blames Insurer For Cheating In Depreciating

A Tennessee strip mall owner told a Wisconsin federal court that the company should be allowed to pursue a class action on behalf of hundreds or thousands of fellow insureds who were under-compensated for prop... (more story)

Insurer Says No Defense For Contractor In Stormwater Suit

An insurer told a Georgia federal court that it owes no coverage to a home construction company for an underlying lawsuit accusing it of performing defective work that led to pooling stormwater, with the insur... (more story)

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NY Parishes Protected While Ch. 11 Mediation Proceeds

A New York bankruptcy judge vowed Tuesday to preserve legal protections for the nondebtor parishes of the bankrupt Diocese of Buffalo, New York, saying sexual abuse claimants would be barred from pursuing lega... (more story)

NY Construction Co. Owes $4.3M In Premiums, Insurer Says

An insurer is seeking a New York federal court's assistance in retrieving nearly $4.3 million in unpaid premiums after it audited one of its policyholder's financial records and found the company had earned mo... (more story)

The Fourth Circuit upheld a ruling in favor of an insurer that a North Carolina real estate firm accused of improperly denying coverage in a class action over so-called eviction fees. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
4th Circ. Upholds Insurer's Win In Landlord's Coverage Row

The Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower court's ruling in favor of an insurer accused of wrongfully denying coverage for an underlying class action by a North Carolina real estate firm, finding Tuesday that the de... (more story)

Car Crash Coverage Barred By Auto Exclusion, Insurer Says

A construction company's insurer asked the Fourth Circuit Tuesday to reverse an order awarding a North Carolina woman a $2 million insurance payout, plus interest, over a car crash with a construction truck, s... (more story)

Hanover Drops BIPA Coverage Spat With Plastics Co.

The Hanover Insurance Co. on Monday voluntarily dropped its Arkansas federal court lawsuit seeking to escape paying for a plastics company's defense and indemnity in a biometric data collection class action, c... (more story)

Outdoor Services Co. Escapes Herbicide Coverage Suit

A Minnesota federal judge tossed a lawsuit Monday from American Family Mutual Insurance Co. against an outdoor services company seeking to avoid coverage of claims that it misapplied herbicide on clients' lawn... (more story)

Judge Stands On Ruling To Toss Insurer's Claim Against Atty

A South Dakota court will not reconsider its decision to trim an insurer's breach of fiduciary duty claim against a law firm on the grounds that the insurer failed to provide expert testimony as required by st... (more story)

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Late Notice Does Not Excuse Coverage Denial, Court Told

An insurer for a property appraiser was wrong to deny defense coverage for an underlying licensure action, stemming from a consumer complaint, for untimeliness when a late notification did not prejudice the in... (more story)

Law Firm Leaders Cautiously Optimistic Heading Into 2024

Major U.S. law firms are steadfast in their commitment to the pursuit of further growth despite ongoing economic uncertainty. Here’s what the leaders of four Leaderboard firms have to say about how the legal i... (more story)

The Orlando Free Fall ride is viewed at the ICON Park entertainment complex, Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Tyre Sampson, a teenager visiting from Missouri on spring break, fell to his death while on the ride. (Phelan M. Ebenhack via AP)
Court Dismisses Insurer's Suit Over FreeFall Rider's Death

An insurance company that wanted to avoid defending a company that inspected and certified an amusement park drop tower ride that fatally ejected a 14-year-old boy failed to prove that it had served the defend... (more story)

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Pharma Co., Insurer Settle Fight Over Market Fraud Suits

A pharmaceutical company and its insurer have settled a dispute over coverage of several suits brought against the company by stockholders following a subpoena and investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Insurer Seeks $17.4M For Failed La. Dredging Projects

An insurer urged a Louisiana federal court Monday to award it over $17 million in damages following several dredging contractors' alleged abandonment of multiple public utility projects, arguing that the contr... (more story)

Brine Co. Says Pollution Suit Coverage Denial Is 'Egregious'

A brine supplier asked a Louisiana federal court to determine that its insurer does owe defense and indemnity coverage for an underlying suit alleging the supplier leaked toxic chemicals from a salt mine onto ... (more story)