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Pennsylvania federal court dismisses bad faith claim as subsumed by breach of contract claim, but allows statutory bad faith claim
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2010

Recently, a Pennsylvania federal court dismissed a bad faith claim against an insurer on the grounds that the claim was subsumed by the plaintiff's breach of contract claim in the same proceeding


Third Circuit holds that drunken shooting attempt is not an “accident” for purposes of insurance coverage
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2010

The Third Circuit recently held that an insured who, while intoxicated, allegedly attempted to shoot another person was not covered under his homeowner's insurance policies for the resulting liability, as the attempted shooting could not constitute an "accident."


Connecticut Appellate Court affirms award of summary judgment in favor of title insurer and finds policy exclusion applies and insurer did not breach the covenant of good faith and fair dealing
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

In Lauren Heyse, et al. v. William Case, et al., AC No. 29289 (Conn. App. Jun. 2, 2009), the insured, a resident of a common interest community, brought a lawsuit to challenge the rights of another property owner within the common interest community to subdivide a lot within the common interest community


Katrina: Mississippi Supreme Court finds that an anti-concurrent causation clause in a homeowners’ insurance policy does not exclude coverage for loss separately caused by wind and water
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

On October 8, 2009, the Mississippi Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Corban v. USAA Insurance Company, holding that the anti-concurrent causation ("ACC") clause in a homeowners’ insurance policy is inapplicable where both wind and water did not act in conjunction in causing Katrina-related damages


Chinese Drywall federal judge rules no coverage for drywall remediation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2010

On March 24, 2010, Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed claims filed by a Virginia Beach-based builder seeking insurance coverage for the costs of voluntarily remediating Chinese Drywall


Court examines duty to defend funeral homes accused of participation in organ harvesting
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2009

A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently examined whether an insurer must defend a crematorium and funeral home against several lawsuits alleging that they participated in an organ harvesting scheme


California federal court finds that issue of whether commutation terminated certain reinsurance contracts was for the arbitration panel to decide
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2010

Petitioner Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada ("Sun Life") moved to confirm an arbitration award against Respondents Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Golden Eagle Insurance Corporation and San Diego Insurance Company


Federal Court enforces service of suit provision in reinsurance treaties, grants liquidator’s motion to remand lawsuit to state court
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2010

The Liquidator of Midland Insurance Company moved to remand to state court a lawsuit asserted against Dunav Re to recover for claims billed to Dunav Re by Midland under certain reinsurance treaties


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


Indiana District Court holds no underinsured motorist coverage for at fault driver
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2010

An Indiana District Court recently granted summary judgment in favor of an insurer that was charged with breach of the insurance contract and bad faith for denying underinsured motorist benefits to its insured who was found at fault for causing a collision