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Commercial leases in bankruptcy
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2012

The last several years have seen bankruptcy filings from prominent retail chains such as Borders, Circuit City, Blockbuster, Movie Gallery and Ritz Camera


Lawsuit based on negligent property management services barred by "professional services" exclusion
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2012

An appellate court in California has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that a professional services exclusion barred coverage for a lawsuit based on the negligent performance of property management services at an apartment complex


Exclusion bars coverage for claims against lawyer acting as a mortgage broker
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2012

The Appellate Court of Connecticut, the state’s intermediate court of appeals, has held that a lawyers professional liability policy excluded coverage for claims against a lawyer in his capacity as the owner of a mortgage brokerage for alleged breaches of duty in arranging and closing loans and real estate purchases


Exclusion for liability “assumed or asserted” under contract is not limited to claims under indemnity agreements
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2013

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama has held that an exclusion precluding coverage for liability "assumed or


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


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


Bond exclusion and insured vs. insured exclusions bar coverage for claims against property management company
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2013

A California federal district court has held that a bond exclusion in a professional liability policy issued to a property management company and the


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


Real property investment transaction does not constitute a "covered product" under an insurance agents E&O policy
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2013

A federal court in West Virginia, applying West Virginia law, has found that allegations regarding a fraudulent real estate deal did not fall within


New opponents to green buildings emerge
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2013

Recognition and incentives for green buildingsstructures and processes that are considered more socially responsible, environmentally