Expert Analysis

What To Know About RWI In Acquisition And Divestiture Deals

As a slower pace of merger activity turns underwriters toward new industries, representations and warranties insur... (more story)

SAG-AFTRA Contract Is A Landmark For AI And IP Interplay

SAG-AFTRA's recently ratified contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers introduced a f... (more story)

Ore. Insurance Ruling Opens Door To Extracontractual Claims

The Oregon Supreme Court's recent Moody v. Oregon Community Credit Union decision expanding an insurer's potential... (more story)

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Insurers Say Pollution Exclusion Bars Cancer Suits Defense

An oil company accused of causing four people to develop cancer through exposure to harmful chemicals should not have coverage for its defense of the claims, according to four Nationwide units that told an Ill... (more story)

4th Circ. Won't Revive Car Dealer's Hurricane Coverage Suit

The Fourth Circuit declined to revive a South Carolina car dealership's lawsuit seeking coverage from an AIG unit for losses the business sustained from Hurricane Dorian in 2019, agreeing with a district court... (more story)

The Ninth Circuit said Allstate cannot avoid a class action alleging the insurer inflated home insurance premiums for California homeowners by double-counting garage space. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
9th Circ. Backs Homeowners' Cert. In Allstate Overcharge Suit

Allstate will have to face a class action accusing it of artificially inflating home insurance premiums for thousands of California properties by double-counting built-in garage space, a Ninth Circuit panel ru... (more story)

Condo Co., Insurer Settle Proposed Class Action Coverage

A Miami condominium, its former management company and various insurers agreed to settle coverage for a proposed class action accusing the condominium companies of allowing the building to deteriorate, a Flori... (more story)

Barge Co., Insurer End Pollution Cleanup Coverage Fight

A Washington barge company and its insurer reached an agreement in a dispute over coverage of legal expenses stemming from claims that the company was liable for environmental pollution at an EPA cleanup site,... (more story)

Second Carrier Seeks To Toss Four Seasons Coverage Row

A subcontractor's insurer joined another carrier in urging a New York federal court to dismiss a general contractor's lawsuit seeking coverage in a $1 million underlying action over damage to a Four Seasons ho... (more story)

Zurich Owes $554K Over Faulty Construction Work, Erie Says

Erie Insurance Co. told a D.C. federal court Thursday that a Zurich unit wrongly denied coverage to Erie-insured subcontractors for over $554,000 in damage stemming from faulty work at a government agency reno... (more story)

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State Farm 'Bad Deal' Can't Save Policyholders' Suit

The Tenth Circuit on Friday refused to revive a proposed class action accusing State Farm of illegally denying full uninsured motorist coverage for policyholders, relatives and passengers, saying that the insu... (more story)

Insurer Says Repair Co. Owes $650K For Ferry Engine Failure

A vessel repair company must pay over $657,000 for costs stemming from the failure of a ferry engine during routine maintenance, the insurer for a Boston ferry operator told a Massachusetts federal court Thurs... (more story)

Grey Rock Gathering and Marketing LLC, which buys crude oil and stores it in tanks to be resold, sued Liberty Mutual in April, seeking coverage for damages caused by the contamination of its primary crude storage facility. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Oil Trader Says Cargo Storage Expenses Are Covered

An oil and gas trader slammed Liberty Mutual's attempt at an early win in a $2.4 million coverage dispute over losses related to a contaminated oil shipment, telling a New York federal court Thursday it is ent... (more story)

University Not Covered In Baseball Injury Row, Insurer Says

An insurer told an Illinois federal court Wednesday that Northwestern University is not owed coverage for an underlying lawsuit brought by a man injured during a baseball tournament held at the university, mai... (more story)

Insurer Wants Out Of Covering SC Club Shooting

A Nationwide unit has told a South Carolina federal court it doesn't have to defend a nightclub operator against a former patron's negligence suit, arguing that an assault and battery exclusion in its liquor l... (more story)

Hospitality Cos. Seek To Sink Trafficking Survivor's Suit

Choice Hotels International Inc., Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc. and other hotel companies are urging an Ohio federal judge to end a suit from a sex trafficking survivor alleging they allowed crimes against her... (more story)

$600K In Dairy Queen Fire Damages Not Covered, Court Told

A Dairy Queen franchisee is attempting to overstep boundaries by asking for more coverage than the policy provides, its insurer told a Texas federal court, saying the restaurant's claim stems from the business... (more story)

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Insurer Seeks To Cancel $15M Policy Over 'Human Life Wager'

A life insurance company has urged a New Jersey federal court to void a $15 million policy it calls an illegal "human life wager" on a man whose death benefits a bank, rather than his own family.

Therapy Co.'s Policy Lie Bars Fraud Coverage, 4th Circ. Says

A defunct child therapy practice is not entitled to coverage for suits accusing one of the practice's employees of pretending to be licensed, the Fourth Circuit affirmed in a published opinion Friday, saying a... (more story)

Bay Club, its board members and Selective Insurance agreed to dismiss their coverage dispute after reaching a settlement in January. (iStock.com/vittaya25)
Club, Insurer Resolve Fiduciary Breach Coverage Row

A country club owner, various club board members and Selective Insurance Co. agreed to dismiss their dispute Thursday in Massachusetts federal court over coverage for breach of contract and fiduciary duty clai... (more story)

Insurer Needn't Defend Landlord From Antitrust MDL

A Washington state judge has ruled in favor of an insurer in a coverage dispute revolving around nearly 40 antitrust class action claims against landlords that have been combined into a multidistrict litigatio... (more story)

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)

Progressive Unit Seeks Win Against Uber, Widower Of Driver

A Progressive unit asked a North Carolina federal court Wednesday to grant it a win in its attempt to get out of providing coverage for an UberEats driver who was killed in a car crash, asserting that its poli... (more story)

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)