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General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Indalex v. National Union: another win for policyholders in construction cases

  • Jones Day
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  • USA
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  • September 25 2014

On September 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected the petition for allowance of appeal filed by National Union of the Superior Court's

11th Circuit interprets post-1986 CGL policy under Florida law

  • Gordon & Rees LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 2 2014

In July 2014, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an unpublished decision interpreting the terms of a commercial general liability (CGL

Business risk exclusions in CGL policies produce a patchwork of decisions

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
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  • USA
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  • August 28 2014

On July 23 and 24, 2014, respectively, intermediate appellate courts from South Carolina and Massachusetts released opinions upholding the

Home builder’s Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy does not cover faulty workmanship of subcontractors

  • Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 19 2014

In the case of J-McDaniel Construction Co., Inc. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Company, the Eighth Circuit, applying Arkansas law, had occasion to

Determining the number of occurrences arising from multiple construction defects ... It depends on who is sued

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 15 2014

The United States District Court for the District of Oregon held that property damage incurred to a condominium project resulting from a myriad of

Contractors beware - be careful in settling a construction defect claim without your insurer's prior consent

  • Ober Kaler
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  • USA
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  • August 14 2014

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, PeriniTompkins Joint Venture v. ACE American Ins. Co., 783 F.3d 95 (2013

Fifth Circuit holding breathes life back into the contractual liability exclusion

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
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  • USA
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  • August 14 2014

Liability insurance policies typically exclude coverage for obligations arising out of the insured's "assumption of liability in a contract or

Choose your words wisely: the allegations in a construction defect complaint

  • Ober Kaler
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  • USA
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  • August 7 2014

On August 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Connecticut, in Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Netherlands Ins. Co., 312 Conn. 714 (2014), affirmed a trial

Podcast: claim settlement can jeopardize insurance coverage

  • Ober Kaler
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  • USA
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  • August 1 2014

Most contractors look forward to the opportunity to have a claim settled in a mutually agreeable fashion. However, a recent decision by The U.S