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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

Multiple occurrences in a single E.coli outbreak: double-edged sword for insureds?
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2010

Marler Clark clients and the owners of the restaurant that sold MarlerClark's clients food they claim was contaminated with E.coli O111 joined forces against the restaurant's insurer

Fee exclusion deemed ambiguous
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, applying California law, reversed an order granting judgment on the pleadings to an insurer

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

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

Fourth Circuit holds that a Virginia hunt club’s CGL policy did not cover club members for personal recreational activities
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2015

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a CGL policy did not cover a club member's liability for unintentionally shooting another

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

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

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

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