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Default judgment against insureds unenforceable against insurer
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2012

A federal district court, applying California law, has held that a default judgment entered against an insured real estate company and its employee to settle a suit by former clients was unenforceable against the company’s insurer because the judgment was the product of fraud between the company and the former clients


Hurricane damage claim barred by property damage exclusion
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2013

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has held that an insurer did not owe a duty to defend a lawsuit by a homeowner


Property damage exclusion bars coverage for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2013

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, applying Texas law, has held that an insurer had no duty to defend two lawsuits


No coverage for claim first made prior to policy period and because insureds had knowledge of wrongful act prior to policy's inception
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

The United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, applying New Hampshire law, has held that there is no coverage under a professional liability errors and omissions policy where the claim was first made prior to the policy period and the insured had knowledge of the wrongful act prior to the inception date of the policy


Civil rights action against town is related to earlier suit enforcing zoning laws
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has held that a lawsuit alleging civil rights, First Amendment, and substantive due process violations is a Related Claim to an earlier complaint by the same plaintiffs seeking compliance with the insured town’s zoning laws


Letters from claimant's counsel deemed to constitute "claims" despite absence of express request for relief
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2010

The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, applying Minnesota law, has held that letters sent to an insured company by counsel retained by an injured party constituted "claims" and, that, because notice of those claims was not provided during the relevant claims-made policy period, the insurer had no obligation to defend or indemnify the company in connection with a subsequent lawsuit brought by the injured party


Prior knowledge condition not satisfied where insured had reason to foresee possible claim despite belief that claim would be meritless
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has held that an insured employer’s knowledge of its employee’s prior fraudulent acts gave the employer reason, prior to the policy’s inception, to foresee a potential claim based on its negligent hiring and supervision of the employee


Duty to defend not triggered by allegations outside professional services coverage
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2008

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado, applying Colorado law, has held that allegations in several lawsuits brought against a real estate investment trust did not trigger the insurer's duty to defend the trust under miscellaneous professional liability policies that covered the provision of professional services


No coverage under D&O policy for property damage or for amounts incurred in connection with equitable relief
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2009

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee has held that no coverage existed under the D&O provisions of a homeowners association’s policy for loss sustained due to the association’s obligation to repair structural defects in its members’ townhouses for two independent reasons


Court holds that property damage exclusion does not bar claim for title-search malpractice
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2012

Applying Connecticut law, the Appellate Court of Connecticut held that a professional liability policy’s exclusion for claims for destruction of “tangible property” did not bar a plaintiff’s claim that her attorney’s alleged negligence resulted in her acquiring title to property subject to encumbrances that required it to be demolished by the city