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Finding coverage for “additional insured,” Third Circuit cautions that “insurer cannot bury its head in the sand”

USA - February 22 2016 Using the “four corners” rule, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided in Ramara, Inc. v. Westfield Insurance Co., No. 15-1003 (3d…

Andrew J. Muha, Michael H. Sampson, Douglas R. Widin

"The" insured versus "any" insured: the Pennsylvania Supreme Court limits the application of the employer’s liability exclusion

USA - May 28 2015 Drawing heavily from an amicus brief authored by Reed Smith Insurance Recovery Group ("IRG") attorneys in Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court…

Michael H. Sampson, George L. Stewart

Deputy Secretary of Treasury encourages financial institutions

USA - December 9 2014 Top-ranking U.S. officials continue to stress the importance of securing adequate protection in the event of cyberliability losses. Most recently…

Courtney C. T. Horrigan

As fear of Ebola widens, corporate policyholders seek to prevent loss while insurers seek to exclude loss

USA - October 23 2014 In response to the widespread fear of Ebola, at least one insurance company is seeking to protect itself from potentially significant financial loss…

Kevin B. Dreher, John N. Ellison, Courtney C. T. Horrigan, Michael H. Sampson, David E. Weiss

Pro-policyholder opinion drives home importance of excess policy language when settling with an underlying insurer for less than policy limits

USA - October 22 2014 A reoccurring issue with excess insurance is whether a policyholder can trigger excess coverage by agreeing to a below-limits settlement with an…

Courtney C. T. Horrigan