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California limits workers' compensation claims by professional athletes, including former NFL players with concussion-related injuries
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • October 11 2013

Following news of the NFL concussion litigation settlement, the NFL and other professional leaguesteams as well their insurers just


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


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


Insurers dispute coverage for food-related injury
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2011

Seeking a declaration about respective indemnity obligations, National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. has filed a complaint in a California federal court against several other insurance companies in a dispute stemming from a neurological injury allegedly caused by the mahi-mahi fish served in a fish burrito at a Rubio’s Restaurant


Georgia Federal District Court finds that hot tub water is “intended for bodily consumption”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2009

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia recently held that an insurer had a duty to defend under a CGL policy and umbrella policy against claims relating to a hotel guest’s alleged contraction of Legionnaire’s Disease from a dirty hot tub


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


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


U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals holds that liquor liability exclusion applies to claim against racetrack owner
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2014

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that an insurer had no obligation under Kentucky law to defend or indemnify a racetrack owner


California court addresses payment of self-insured retention
  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

In its recent decision in National Fire Ins. Co. of Hartford v. Federal Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 641 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 4, 2012), the United States District Court for the Northern District of California had occasion to consider the issue of whether an insured was required to satisfy a self-insured retention with its own funds, or whether the retention could be paid by other insurance


Connecticut Superior Court grants summary judgment for insurer based on total liquor liability exclusion
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2009

An insurer was recently granted summary judgment against its insured based on a commercial general liability insurance policy’s total liquor liability exclusion ("TLLE"