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West Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination by insurer in the settlement of property claim

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2010

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia concluded that the West Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination by an insurer in the settlement of a property claim

Eleventh Circuit upholds that D&O policy does not provide coverage for claims arising out of property damage under Florida law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 22 2010

In an unpublished opinion, the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed the trial court's decision that a D&O policy does not provide coverage for third-party property damage claims

Massachusetts court reaffirms general liability insurers’ broad duty to defend

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 22 2010

The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently reaffirmed that jurisdiction's broad understanding of a general liability carrier's duty to defend, holding that an insurer had a duty to defend against a claim of trespass first asserted after the expiration of its policy period

Insurers encourage Green Building

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 7 2010

Insurers and regulators are addressing Green Building issues at breakneck speed

Federal court rules no coverage for Chinese drywall damages under homeowner’s policy

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 7 2010

On June 3, 2010 Judge Robert G. Doumar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that a homeowner’s policy did not cover damages associated with Chinese manufactured drywall

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court defines contours of statute regulating indemnification (but not insurance provisions) in lease agreements

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2010

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that G.L. c. 186 15, which makes void any indemnification agreement or provision whereby a tenant is obligated to indemnify a landlord, in whole or in part, for the landlord’s own negligence, does not apply to insurance provisions in the lease agreement

Chinese drywall Louisiana legislature moves toward banning policy cancellations and non-renewals based upon drywall claims

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2010

A Louisiana state Senate Bill, SB 595, would ban insurers from canceling homeowners and commercial property coverage because of Chinese drywall claims

Homeowners’ Defense Act approved by House committee

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2010

On April 27, 2010, the Homeowners’ Defense Act of 2009, H.R. 2555 (the "Act") was passed by the House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee by a vote of 39-26, and will head to the House floor for a full vote, although no date has yet been set

Chinese drywall first bellwether trial ongoing

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2010

The first federal trial in the nationwide Chinese drywall controversy began on February 19th, 2010 in New Orleans and is ongoing

California court refuses to extend coverage for fire intentionally set by child under homeowner’s policy

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2010

Recently, a California Appeals Court denied coverage under a homeowner's policy for damages caused by a fire intentionally set by the insureds' son