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11th Circuit holds E&O insurer has duty to defend legionalla claim

  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2014

In its recent decision in James River Ins. Co. v. Hufsey-Nicolaides-Garcia-Suarez Associates, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4415 (11th Cir. Mar. 10, 2014

Food liability issues: impaired property exclusion precludes coverage for sale of tainted bread

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2008

A Georgia intermediate appellate court recently held that the impaired property exclusion precluded coverage for allegations that the policyholder bakery sold contaminated bread to a sandwich shop

Massachusetts Superior Court denies foreign manufacturer summary judgment for lack of personal jurisdiction, holding manufacturer waived defense through participation in discovery and motion practice regarding merits of suit

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2012

In American Int’l Ins. Co. v. Ziabicki Import Co., 2012 WL 3039228 (Mass. Super. Ct. July 5, 2012), a valuable painting was damaged when the nails securing the picture hangers to the wall snapped and the painting fell from the wall

Court resolves insurance coverage issues for diacetyl defendants

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 22 2011

A New York state court has determined that a company which made the butter flavoring chemical at issue in workplace exposure lawsuits succeeded to a predecessor's insurance coverage rights

Insurance and related protections for importers of Chinese goods

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • China, European Union, USA
  • -
  • April 29 2008

Recalls of Chinese goods and litigation concerning defective products erode importers’ profits, threaten market share and damage established brands

Court finds insurer has duty to defend in GM rice lawsuits

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2011

A federal court in Arkansas has determined that Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has a duty to defend an agricultural cooperative in more than 170 civil lawsuits filed by rice farmers over the contamination of their conventional crops with a genetically engineered (GE) variety

Insurer seeks declaration in coverage dispute over diacetyl litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2011

Arch Specialty Insurance Co. has filed a declaratory judgment action in a New York state court against a company identified as a distributor of food product ingredients, including the butter-flavoring chemical diacetyl

U.S. court truncates effect of “policy territory” provisions, unexpectedly expanding general liability coverage for imported goods

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2008

A little-noticed but consequential decision challenges the accepted notion of coverage territory in standard general liability policies in widespread use throughout the world

Asbestos liability: Appeals Court of Massachusetts reverses grant of summary judgment based on causation of two friction defendants; upholds summary judgment of friction defendant

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2011

On March 14, 2011, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts reversed the Superior Court’s (J. Charles J. Hely) grant of summary judgment for defendants Autozone Northeast, Inc. (“Autozone”) and Orleans Auto Supply, Inc

Insurer must defend maker of lead paint-tainted toys

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2008

Last year's massive series of recalls of children's toys manufactured in China that contained lead paint spurred lawsuits seeking insurance coverage for losses arising out of the recalls