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Corporate Insurance Blog (Scott Godes)

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Coverage Counsel (Mura & Storm)

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Coronavirus Consumer Protection Class Action: First Up – Germ-X

In what will likely be the first of many consumer protection lawsuits involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19), a group of California consumers filed a federal class action complaint alleging Vi-Jon, Inc.

Court Finds That Insurer’s Duty to Defend is Not Cut Off by Judicial Admission by Insured

An insured’s admission in an answer to a declaratory judgment complaint dispositive of coverage was not considered by the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Instead, the court looked only to the

Court Finds That Insurer’s Duty to Defend is Not Cut Off by Judicial Admission by Insured

An insured’s admission in an answer to a declaratory judgment complaint dispositive of coverage was not considered by the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Instead, the court looked only to the

Court Finds That Insurer’s Duty to Defend is Not Cut Off by Judicial Admission by Insured

An insured’s admission in an answer to a declaratory judgment complaint dispositive of coverage was not considered by the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Instead, the court looked only to the

Consent Judgments are not Excess Judgments: The Eleventh Circuit Emphasizes the Excess Judgment Rule in Context of Bad Faith

As a general rule, Florida law imposes a duty of good faith on insurers to defend claims against insureds and to settle those claims where a reasonably prudent person, faced with the prospect of payi

Congratulations, World! Atmospheric CO2 Levels Have Not Been This High in the Past Three Million Years

The world set a new record in May 2019, at least on a human perspective. Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 reached 415.26 ppm on May 14, as recorded at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, a lev

Climate Change Litigation: Where Are the Coverage Suits?

There is an interesting question surrounding the present generation of climate change lawsuits currently working their way through the court system. Specifically, where are the duty to defend actions

Can You Depreciate Labor? Tennessee Supreme Court Says No.

When calculating the actual cash value (ACV) amount of property damage, the labor component cannot be depreciated according to the Tennessee Supreme Court in a unanimous decision answering a certifie

Courts Continue to Raise the Bar for ROR Letters

Recently, it seems like courts are finding reservation of rights (ROR) letters to be ineffective, more often than not. Such was the case when the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia,

Courts Continue to Limit Coverage for Data Breach Claims under CGL Policies

This past week, a Florida federal court dealt another blow to policyholders seeking coverage for data breach claims under traditional commercial general liability (CGL) policies, finding that coverage

Courts Continue to Limit Coverage for Data Breach Claims under CGL Policies

This past week, a Florida federal court dealt another blow to policyholders seeking coverage for data breach claims under traditional commercial general liability (CGL) policies, finding that coverage

Compliance Deadline Approaching for NY Cybersecurity Regulation

A key compliance date for the NY Cybersecurity Regulation is quickly approaching. September 4, 2018 will serve as the third key implementation date for individuals and companies (Covered Entitie

Current Events in Insurance Coverage — Reflections on ABA TIPS ICLC Meeting

The ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee’s mid-year meeting is always a great opportunity to learn about emerging issues and recent de

Current Events in Insurance Coverage — Reflections on ABA TIPS ICLC Meeting

The ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee’s mid-year meeting is always a great opportunity to learn about emerging issues and recent de

Changes to New York State Insurance Law Affect Auto Policies, Neonatal Intensive Care Coverage, and Exposures for Mortgage Guaranty Insurers

Frederick J. Pomerantz, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Global Insurance Services and Insurance Regulatory Practice Groups, has authored three alerts on changes to New York State insurance regu

Calling all Policies! N.J. Special Master Allocating Costs under Owens-Illinois Implicates Excess Before Primary Exhausts

In The Travelers Indemnity Company v. Thomas & Betts Corporation, No. 13-6187, 2017 WL 3187217 (D.N.J. July 26, 2017), New Jersey’s federal court offers a meaningful example of how trial co

Calling all Policies! N.J. Special Master Allocating Costs under Owens-Illinois Implicates Excess Before Primary Exhausts

In The Travelers Indemnity Company v. Thomas & Betts Corporation, No. 13-6187, 2017 WL 3187217 (D.N.J. July 26, 2017), New Jersey’s federal court offers a meaningful example of how trial co

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