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Whose case is it, anyway?
  • Anderson Kill, PC
  • USA
  • March 31 2015

Every year, hotels are subject to a host of lawsuits, both valid and meritless, from guests who claim to have suffered on-premises injury. The


2014 legislative session: bills to watch
  • Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2014

On Tuesday, March 4th, Florida lawmakers gathered in Tallahassee for the start of the 2014 legislative session. Lawmakers now have 60 days to pass


Contest insurance, part two: protecting your payout
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2013

Part 1 of this series discussed how important it is to have contest insurance if the promotion has an expensive prize. It also warned that there are


Wash. Ct. Of Appeals: firearms exclusion precludes coverage for pre-shooting negligence
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

In Capitol Specialty Insurance v. JBC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., et al. (pdf), the Washington Court of Appeals held that a firearms exclusion in a


Eleventh Circuit affirms duty to defend Legionnaires’ Disease lawsuit
  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

In its recent decision in Westport Ins. Corp. v. VN Hotel Group, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 22187 (11th Cir. Oct. 25, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, applying Florida law, had occasion to consider whether a pollution exclusion and a fungibacteria exclusion operated to bar coverage for an underlying wrongful death claim involving Legionnaires' Disease


Battery exclusion prevents coverage for exotic dancer set on fire by customer
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2013

Why it matters: An exotic dancer was the victim of a terrible crime perpetrated by a spurned applicant for a job as an exotic dancer. The victim sued


Florida court holds insurer has duty to indemnify legionella bacteria claim
  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2011

In Westport Ins. Corp. v. VN Hotel Group, LLC, 761 F. Supp. 2d 1337 (M.D. Fla. 2010), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida held that a general liability carrier had a duty to defend its insured in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit arising out of a hotel guest’s exposure to Legionella bacteria


Taco Bell appeals insurance coverage case to Ninth Circuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

Taco Bell has requested that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals review a district court determination that three insurance companies are not required to provide coverage under commercial liability policies for economic loss allegedly arising from decreased patronage in the wake of a 2006 E. coli outbreak


What you need to know about the "ancillary benefits" of setting up a captive insurance company
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2011

As explained in an earlier article, a captive insurance company is a subsidiary or affiliate of a closely-held business entity formed to insure or reinsure certain risks of those entities


How do you know when you should set up a captive insurance company for your hotel?
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2011

If you have not yet read our other articles about captive insurance companies, you will want to check out Captive Insurance for Hotel Owners, which describes how hotel owners can protect their business and save money by forming a captive insurance company