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Exterminating Coverage Under a Pesty Pollution Exclusion: Vermont Supreme Court Denies Coverage for Pesticide Contamination
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2016

The Vermont Supreme Court recently held that the plain language interpretation of a pollution exclusion in a homeowner policy barred coverage for


Expect focus - volume III, Summer 2014
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • September 16 2014

EXPECTFOCUS is a quarterly review of developments in the insurance and financial services industry, provided on a complimentary basis to clients and


Top reasons the JPML has denied centralization of products liability and salesmarketing cases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2014

Since May 2011, here are the most-cited reasons the JPML has denied Section 1407 centralization of products liability and salesmarketing cases: The


Court finds coverage for consequential damages arising from product recall
  • Gray Plant Mooty
  • USA
  • January 16 2013

A Minnesota Federal District Court Judge recently ruled that the insured is entitled to defense and indemnification under its commercial liability


Supreme Court of Texas Rules Installation of Faulty Product Not Covered by Standard CGL Policy
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • January 14 2016

In U.S. Metals, Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Group, Inc., No. 14-0753, 2015 Tex. LEXIS 1081 (Tex. Dec. 4, 2015) the Supreme Court of Texas ruled that


National Union Fire ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, P.A. v. Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Ins. Co.
  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2015

In National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, P.A. V. Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Ins. Co., __ Cal. Rptr. 3d __, 2015 WL 459231 (Feb. 4, 2015


23andMe insurer claims no duty to defend company
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2014

The insurance carrier that issued a "ProductsCompleted Operations Liability and Professional Liability Policy for Life Sciences" policy to 23andMe


Court finds insurer must cover Foster Farms’ Salmonella losses
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2015

A California federal court has granted Foster Farms' request for declaratory judgment finding that Lloyd's of London must cover $14 million in costs


Chinese drywall - MDL court gives preliminary approval to knauf uncapped settlement fund
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Company (“Knauf”) gained preliminary approval from United States District Court Judge Eldon Fallon for the creation of an uncapped repair fund to settle thousands of Chinese Drywall claims across multiple states


Connecticut supreme court limits use of malfunction theory in products liability cases
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2011

The Supreme Court of Connecticut has held that although the “malfunction theory” permits plaintiffs asserting strict liability to prove a product defect based solely on circumstantial evidence when the product has been destroyed, plaintiffs must introduce sufficient evidence to link their injury to the product defect and show that the defect existed when the product left the manufacturer’s control