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California limits workers' compensation claims by professional athletes, including former NFL players with concussion-related injuries

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2013

Following news of the NFL concussion litigation settlement, the NFL and other professional leaguesteams as well their insurers just

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals holds that liquor liability exclusion applies to claim against racetrack owner

  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2014

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that an insurer had no obligation under Kentucky law to defend or indemnify a racetrack owner

Eleventh Circuit affirms duty to defend Legionnaires’ Disease lawsuit

  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2012

In its recent decision in Westport Ins. Corp. v. VN Hotel Group, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 22187 (11th Cir. Oct. 25, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, applying Florida law, had occasion to consider whether a pollution exclusion and a fungibacteria exclusion operated to bar coverage for an underlying wrongful death claim involving Legionnaires' Disease

Wash. Ct. Of Appeals: firearms exclusion precludes coverage for pre-shooting negligence

  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2013

In Capitol Specialty Insurance v. JBC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., et al. (pdf), the Washington Court of Appeals held that a firearms exclusion in a

Court grants, denies summary judgment in Travel Re-Insurance action

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2012

Liberty Travel (and affiliated travel and leisure companies) and Travel Re-Insurance filed cross-motions for summary judgment on a dispute related in part to reinsurance of travel insurance products sold by Liberty to its customers

Insurers dispute coverage for food-related injury

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

Seeking a declaration about respective indemnity obligations, National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. has filed a complaint in a California federal court against several other insurance companies in a dispute stemming from a neurological injury allegedly caused by the mahi-mahi fish served in a fish burrito at a Rubio’s Restaurant

Taco Bell appeals insurance coverage case to Ninth Circuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2011

Taco Bell has requested that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals review a district court determination that three insurance companies are not required to provide coverage under commercial liability policies for economic loss allegedly arising from decreased patronage in the wake of a 2006 E. coli outbreak

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

Fee exclusion deemed ambiguous

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, applying California law, reversed an order granting judgment on the pleadings to an insurer

Florida court holds insurer has duty to indemnify legionella bacteria claim

  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 13 2011

In Westport Ins. Corp. v. VN Hotel Group, LLC, 761 F. Supp. 2d 1337 (M.D. Fla. 2010), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida held that a general liability carrier had a duty to defend its insured in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit arising out of a hotel guest’s exposure to Legionella bacteria