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New York State Court denies motion to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

In Mt. McKinley Ins. Co. v. Corning Inc., 2010 NY Slip Op 20235 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 14, 2010), an insured (“Corning”) moved to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information from its insurers, arguing that this information was relevant, material and necessary to its coverage claim


Third Circuit holds that professional services exclusion in general liability policy applies to all allegations arising out of architect’s work and insurers had no duty to defend
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2010

The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, applying New Jersey law, recently held that all claims against an insured architectural firm arising out of the firm’s architectural work on a parking garage that later collapsed are not covered under its general liability policies due to professional services exclusions


Eleventh Circuit upholds that D&O policy does not provide coverage for claims arising out of property damage under Florida law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2010

In an unpublished opinion, the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed the trial court's decision that a D&O policy does not provide coverage for third-party property damage claims


Iowa Supreme Court upholds denial of coverage to life insurer for failure to disclose applicants’ HIV positive status
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2010

In Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co. v. Chubb Custom Insurance Co. et al., the Iowa Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s ruling that Farm Bureau was not entitled to liability coverage in its disputes with two applicants that were HIV positive


A Connecticut Superior Court denies insurer's motion to strike counts alleging bad faith and violations of CUTPA
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2010

In Vincoli v. Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co., FST-CV-09-5009591-S (Conn.Super. Sept. 24, 2009), a Connecticut Superior Court recently denied an Insurer's motion to strike counts alleging bad faith and violations of CUTPA from a complaint


Circular letter regarding contract certainty issued for comment by the New York Insurance Department
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2010

The New York Insurance Department (the “Department”) recently issued a draft Supplement No. 1 to Circular Letter No. 20 (2008) (“CL No. 20”) regarding insurance contract certainty for propertycasualty insurance policies and reinsurance contracts


New Jersey trial court cannot apportion defense costs based on claimed damages, but must apportion based on the reasonable value of the legal services rendered in defending the respective claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2010

The New Jersey Appellate Division in William H. Hall Co. v. Harleysville Ins. Co. of NJ (October 13, 2009) reversed and remanded a trial court’s decision in a declaratory judgment action following summary judgment motions made by the parties


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


Rhode Island 2011 budget - tax implications for surplus lines insurers and medical malpractice joint underwriters association
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2010

The 2011 Rhode Island state budget, which was enacted as HB 7397A and signed into law June 2, 2010, amends the taxation statutes applicable to surplus lines insurers and the Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriters Association


Katrina: claims to continue against defendants who allegedly caused the emission of greenhouse gases that added to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2010

On October 16, 2009, in a lawsuit brought by owners of property along the Mississippi Gulf coast that sustained damage from Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the plaintiffs have standing to assert public and private nuisance, trespass and negligence claims against the defendants who caused the emission of greenhouse gases which are alleged to have ultimately added to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina