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Illinois appeals court finds that prior knowledge exclusion bars coverage for malpractice claims arising from drafting error

USA - April 13 2015 In Synergy Law Group, LLC v. Ironshore Specialty Insurance Co., 2015 Ill. App. 1st 142070-U (Ill. App. Ct. Mar. 24, 2015), the Illinois Appellate…

Jon T. Neumann

Louisiana federal district court finds that insurer did not waive coverage defenses

USA - December 15 2014 In U.S., ex. rel. Barcelona Equip., Inc. v. David Boland, Inc., No. CA 11-2295, 2014 WL 6901229 (E.D. La. Dec. 5, 2014), the Eastern District of…

Thomas M. Contois

Tennessee federal district court finds that policyholders failed to plead bad faith claim under Iqbal and Twombly

USA - September 29 2014 In Negron v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company, No. 3:13-01020, 2014 WL 4411676 (M.D. Tenn. Sept. 8, 2014), the US District Court for the Middle…

Harry Lee

Louisiana federal district court holds that insurer may recover advanced funds from policyholder if coverage later found not to exist

USA - March 14 2014 In Bridger Lake, LLC v. Seneca Insurance Company, Inc., Civil Action No. 11-0342, 2014 WL 849893 (W.D. La. Mar. 4, 2014), the Western District of…

John R. Casciano

New York Appellate Court affirms that insurer properly notified policyholder of addition of lead exclusion and that insurer owes no coverage for underlying lead suit

USA - November 15 2013 In Preferred Mutual Insurance Company v. Donnelly, CA 13-00319, 2013 WL 5952018 (N.Y. App. Div. Nov. 8, 2013), a New York appellate court, applying…

Virginia L. White-Mahaffey