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Court finds that New York law governs reinsurance agreement, denies insured’s statutory claim for punitive damages and penalties against reinsurer

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 6 2009

Plaintiff Callon Petroleum Company ("Callon") commenced an action against National Indemnity Company ("NICO") to recover for a judgment Callon obtained against NICO’s cedent, Frontier Insurance Company ("Frontier"

Chinese drywall Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation rules that matter involving North American manufactured drywall should not be transferred to Chinese Drywall MDL

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 30 2009

On December 2, 2009 the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation ("JPML") ruled that an action alleging damage from North American manufactured drywall should not be transferred to the federal Chinese Drywall Multi-District Litigation ("MDL") pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana (In Re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Product Liability Litigation, MDL No.2047

Georgia Federal District Court finds that hot tub water is “intended for bodily consumption”

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2009

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia recently held that an insurer had a duty to defend under a CGL policy and umbrella policy against claims relating to a hotel guest’s alleged contraction of Legionnaire’s Disease from a dirty hot tub

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment and holds against insurer in bad faith action related to uninsured motorist claim

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2009

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed an award of summary judgment that had been in favor of an insurer in a bad faith action regarding an uninsured motorist claim, and found against the insurer

California Supreme Court: assault committed in self-defense is not an “accident"

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2009

The California Supreme Court recently held that an assault and battery allegedly committed in self-defense was not an "accident" and therefore did not meet a CGL policy’s definition of a covered "occurrence."

United States district court grants insurer’s motion to dismiss in case involving guaranties of reinsurance for default protection insurance

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2009

In Everest National Insurance Company, et al. v. Robert Sutton, 07-Civ.-722 (JAP) (D.N.J. Oct. 14, 2009), the court dismissed five of Defendants’ counterclaims and three affirmative defenses on Plaintiff’s motion to dismiss

First Circuit: no coverage for false arrest suit where arrest and conviction occurred prior to the policy period

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2009

The First Circuit recently upheld a trial court’s ruling that an insurer need not defend or indemnify the defendants in a wrongful conviction claim where the wrongful acts occurred prior to the policy period

Louisiana insureds petition the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Fifth Circuit decision vacating that portion of Katrina-related judgment that awarded penalties, damages and attorneys’ fees based on an insurer's alleged bad faith

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2009

On July 21, 2009, Judy and Michael Kodrin filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Supreme Court to review a Fifth Circuit decision vacating that portion of a Katrina-related judgment that awarded them penalties, damages and attorneys’ fees based on their homeowners insurer’s alleged bad faith

Connecticut Superior Court grants summary judgment for insurer in lawsuit involving uninsured motor vehicle claim and common law and statutory bad faith claims

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2009

An insurer represented by Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge attorneys John Hughes and Julia Ulrich was recently granted summary judgment by the Connecticut Superior Court in a lawsuit involving a claim for uninsured motorist coverage, and also alleging common law and statutory bad faith against the insurer

Connecticut federal court awards summary judgment in favor of insurer due to insured’s failure to cooperate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2009

A Connecticut district court recently awarded summary judgment in favor of an insurance company due to the insured’s failure to cooperate in the insurer’s investigation of a claim