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Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog Blog

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Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance May Be Immune From Bad Faith, But Is Not Immune From Consequential Damages

USA - June 7 2019 A coverage dispute arising as a result of property damage from Hurricane Frances, which occurred in 2004, will continue following a Florida appellate…

California Commission Recommends Switching To Fault-Based Wildfire Liability Standard for Public Utilities

USA - June 6 2019 A state-appointed panel advised last week that California should change the standard for determining whether utilities are liable for wildfires…

Will Insurers Declare “War”? The War Exclusion, the Ransomware Attack on Baltimore, and the NSA Cyber-Tool?

USA - May 29 2019 The City of Baltimore is the latest victim of increasingly common ransomware attacks. On May 7, 2019, unidentified hackers infiltrated Baltimore’s…

Antitrust: Yes, There’s Coverage For That

USA - May 21 2019 The May 13, 2019 decision by the US Supreme Court in Apple, Inc. v. Pepper has brought antitrust concerns, and the insurance issues they raise, front…

IP Lawsuit Triggers Insurers’ Duty to Defend

USA - May 16 2019 A federal court in Pennsylvania has held that Liberty Mutual must defend its insured, Hershey Creamery Company, in an intellectual property…

Court Rejects Insurers’ Argument that Insureds Breached D&O Insurance Policies by Failing to Cooperate and Settling Lawsuits for $222 Million Without Consent

USA - May 13 2019 The Delaware Superior Court ruled that insurers could not rely on Written Consent and Cooperation clauses in directors and officers liability…

Ambiguous “Occurrence” Language Results In Payment Of Single Deductible Despite Multiple Assaults

Switzerland - May 6 2019 The Scott Fetzer Co. v. Zurich American Insurance Co. matter involved a dispute over coverage for sexual assault claims against Fetzer. Three women…

Hoping Pharrell Is “Happy” That He Obtained Event Cancellation Insurance For Something In the Water Festival

USA - May 1 2019 The cancellation of the first day of music mogul Pharrell Williams’s inaugural Something In the Water Music Festival (SITW) in Virginia Beach…

Another Liability Insurer Is Sued For Failure To Pay Defense Costs After Acknowledging Its Duty To Defend

USA - April 29 2019 Upper Deck Co. has sued its general liability insurer, Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., in California federal court last week, alleging that…

Tennessee High Court Excludes Labor Costs from Insurer’s Actual Cash Value Depreciation Calculations

USA - April 24 2019 The Tennessee Supreme Court has refused to construe an ambiguous definition of actual cash value to allow for deduction of labor costs as part of…