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Eighth Circuit finds notice sufficient under claims-made policy
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2011

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, applying Minnesota law, has held that an insured's letter to the insurer enclosing a notice of administrative investigation satisfied the timing and content requirements of a claims-made policy's notice provision


Reinsurer’s request to belatedly amend “imprecise” pleading denied due to lack of diligence
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2011

Employers Reinsurance Corporation was denied a request to correct “imprecise” language in its answer and counterclaim in a suit brought against it by a medical malpractice insurer for failing to fund a settlement of a lawsuit against one of the malpractice insurer’s covered physicians


Dental malpractice coverage required under senate-approved legislation
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2011

Legislation that requires dentists to carry malpractice insurance cleared the Senate


Punitive damages award fails to implicate dishonesty exclusion
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2011

The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia has held that the dishonesty exclusion in a directors, officers and trustees liability policy was not triggered by a jury's award of punitive damages based on a finding of "fraudulent" conduct because the causes of action that gave rise to the jury's verdict against the insured did not involve fraudulent or dishonest conduct


Missouri court of appeals finds no right of equitable contribution based on other insurance clauses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2009

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District recently held that a nurse's professional liability insurer was not liable for contribution to her employer's professional liability insurer after the latter settled a wrongful death claim involving the nurse


Insurer has broad discretion to settleeven over its insured’s objection
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2011

Dr. Mohan Papudesu was a defendant in a wrongful-death lawsuit


Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of negligent misrepresentation claim
  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

In its recent decision in MultiCare Health System v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 17981 (9th Cir. Aug. 28, 2013), the United States Court


Liability insurers may have duty to defend against federal prosecutions, California Court of Appeal holds
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2013

The Second Appellate District of California held on May 1 in Mt. Hawley Ins. Co. v. Lopez that California Insurance Code section 533.5(b) does not


Oklahoma court holds no coverage for medical malpractice claim
  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

In its recent decision in Admiral Ins. Co. v. Thomas, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10754 (W.D. Ok. Jan. 28, 2013), the United States District for the


Insurer not entitled to rescission as matter of law based on undisclosed malpractice claim made after application was submitted
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2010

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, applying Illinois law, has held that it could not determine that a physician’s failure to disclose a claim made while his application for malpractice insurance was pending was a material misrepresentation as a matter of law