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Under flood policy, land is not considered insured property
  • Merlin Law Group, PA
  • USA
  • May 13 2015

Floods do all sorts of damage. One aspect of damage often overlooked is when the flood removes property from one property owner's land and deposits


Arizona court: argument that all business income loss caused by a wildfire is covered is “off base”
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • May 12 2015

Several weeks ago in White Mt. Communities Hosp., Inc. v. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co., 2015 WL 1755372, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50900 (D. Ariz., Apr. 17


Five tips for lenders seeking insurance coverage for defense costs in foreclosure actions
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2015

While the worst of the housing crisis may be over, a significant number of existing foreclosures remain, and new foreclosures continue apace


Homestead exemption: Court adopts predominance test for Home Office use
  • Bowditch & Dewey
  • USA
  • April 14 2015

The Massachusetts homestead statute (M.G.L. c. 188) permits an owner to declare a homestead on his or her principal residence to protect it against


Title insurance and foreclosure: What type of title coverage do lenders need in connection with a foreclosure in California?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2011

With mortgage defaults on the rise, a growing number of lenders are being forced to foreclose on their collateral, either judicially or non-judicially, exercising the private power of sale


Smelly cat closely-divided new Hampshire Supreme Court addresses whether cat urine is a pollutant
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • April 29 2015

Last Friday, New Hampshire’s highest court unanimously held that the pungent aroma of cat urine could constitute physical loss or damage under a


Massachusetts court reaffirms general liability insurers’ broad duty to defend
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2010

The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently reaffirmed that jurisdiction's broad understanding of a general liability carrier's duty to defend, holding that an insurer had a duty to defend against a claim of trespass first asserted after the expiration of its policy period


Insurers held responsible to defend against trespass claims where trespass began before their policy period
  • Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2010

Under a commercial general liability policy, an insurer can be obliged to defend an underlying trespass action where the trespass began before the policy period and continued throughout the policy period and afterwards


Florida state cases - 03062014
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • USA
  • June 3 2014

Summary judgment precluded by disputed issues of fact as to extent insured parties sufficiently complied with provisions of homeowners' insurance


Florida Law Update - Spring 2015
  • Vernis & Bowling
  • USA
  • April 9 2015

According to 2014 statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third (34.9 or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese