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Expect focus - volume III, Summer 2014

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2014

EXPECTFOCUS is a quarterly review of developments in the insurance and financial services industry, provided on a complimentary basis to clients and

Court rejects workers comp insurer’s challenge to big pharma

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2014

Pharmaceutical manufacturers that promote off-label uses for prescription drugs have become litigation targets for third-party payorsespecially

General liability insurers in Pennsylvania required to defend product liability claims

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a liability insurer's attempt to overturn a Superior Court decision holding that insurers must defend

Class action round-up - spring 2014

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 22 2014

In a mortgage-related row, the Ninth Circuit reversed the Central District of California’s grant of summary judgment in favor of several bank

Fifth Circuit certifies questions to Texas Supreme Court regarding interpretation of common CGL policy exclusions

  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is looking to the Texas Supreme Court for guidance in interpreting the "your product" and "impaired property"

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

Pennsylvania courts struggle with insurance coverage for defective product claims

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2013

In 2012, Judge Wettick of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas issued two decisions that have the potential to significantly limit the

Fifth Circuit holds that “occurrence” policy covers breach of warranty allegations against insurer

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2010

In Westchester Surplus Lines Insurance Company v. Maverick Tube Corporation, No. 09-20071, 2009 WL 4680813 (5th Cir. Dec. 10, 2009), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a contract for general liability insurance would afford coverage for a breach of warranty claim resulting from a product defect

Ohio Supreme Court holds faulty workmanship is not an occurrence

  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2012

In its recent decision in Westfield Ins. Co. v. Custom Agri Systems, 2012 Ohio 4712 (Ohio Oct. 16, 2012), the Supreme Court of Ohio, answering a question certified by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, had occasion to consider whether “claims of defective constructionworkmanship brought by a property owner claims for ‘property damage’ caused by an ‘occurrence’ under a commercial general liability policy.”

General liability insurer must defend manufacturing defect claims; gist of the action doctrine rejected

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2013

A Pennsylvania appellate court in Indalex, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., No. 612 WDA 2012 (Dec. 3, 2013), found that a general liability