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Pennsylvania Federal Court Dismisses Reinsurer’s Claims Against Policyholder
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

A Pennsylvania federal court dismissed direct action claims by a reinsurer against a policyholder for lack of contractual privity. In this case, a


A matter of first impression: New Jersey Court finds subcontractor’s faulty work a covered loss
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2016

As a matter of first impression, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, in Cypress Point Condo. Ass'n v. Adria Towers, L.L.C., 226 N.J. 403 (N.J. 2016


Contractor Gets Boost From Amici Filings In Florida Suit Over Duty To Defend
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2016

On August 15, we wrote a blog post (which can be accessed here) about how the Eleventh Circuit certified to the Florida Supreme Court the issue of


Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Carriers May Pursue Justice
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • October 21 2016

Workers’ Compensation statutes impose liability without fault on the employers of men and women who are injured on the job. They also permit


Subrogation Waivers and the Perils of Litigation: Wavering on a Precipice
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2016

When an insurance company pays a claim by its insured, the insurance company acquires a legal right to pursue a so-called “subrogation” claim against


Insurer's Attempt to Relitigate Liability--DENIED
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2016

The Oregon Supreme Court recently rejected an insurer's attempt to separately relitigate issues of liability previously decided in an underlying


Contractual Privity and Reinsurance
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • October 6 2016

In most jurisdictions a policyholder cannot bring a direct action against a reinsurer because of the lack of contractual privity. Yes, there are some


The Earth Movement Exclusion: How Does it Affect Construction Defect Cases?
  • Jimerson & Cobb P.A.
  • USA
  • September 26 2016

One of the biggest considerations for parties on both sides of any lawsuit is whether insurance coverage will apply to the plaintiff's claims. This


Defective Workmanship May Be a Covered Occurrence as Winds of Change Sweep through Iowa
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2016

Over the past four months, a trio of cases has introduced a policyholder-friendly breath of fresh air to Iowa insurance coverage law as Iowa state and


Subcontractor Exception Torpedoes Insurers’ Defense To Faulty Workmanship Claim
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • September 16 2016

As this blog has reported, a line of cases deciding coverage disputes over faulty workmanship runs against (or, at least, around) a basic rule for