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Another Appellate Court Holds that Faulty Work Constitutes an Occurrence - This Time Under New York Law

USA - April 16 2018 It is axiomatic that in order to obtain insurance coverage a policyholder must first establish that a claim falls within a policy’s insuring agreement…

Artificial Intelligence: A Grayish Area for Insurance Coverage

USA - April 2 2018 Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in industries from manufacturing to the medical profession. Developments in the last ten years have…

Don’t Let Them Off the Hook: Ninth Circuit Affirms an Insurer’s Broad Duty to Defend

USA - March 29 2018 As the adage goes, don’t make a promise you cannot keep. An insurance policy, like any other contract, involves a commitment from both sides. For…

Insurance Investigations 101: What You Need to Know When Your Insurer Asks Questions

USA - March 26 2018 A critical step in a property insurance claim is the investigation undertaken by the insurer to gather information about the claim. Insurers generally…

As Opioid Liability Claims Expand Across the Industry, Consider Your Insurance Coverage

USA - March 13 2018 Regular readers of the Policyholder Pulse know that we often frame coverage issues with a lighthearted or (hopefully) humorous theme, but there’s…

Are You Sure You’re an “Additional Insured”? The Second Circuit Says You May Not Be

USA - March 6 2018 In a previous blog post we discussed a New York trial court decision in which the court granted additional insured status to entities that did not…

Insurance Coverage for Mudslides Shifts into Focus

USA - February 26 2018 As James Taylor might say, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain, but will my insurance cover the damage? California has certainly seen plenty of fire and…

Lost in the Desert: An Arizona Court Takes a Wrong Turn on Interpreting Ambiguous Policy Language

USA - February 22 2018 Most states apply the rule of contra proferentem, resolving ambiguous policy language against the insurer and in favor of coverage. Insurers, after…

Keeping Time: The Importance of In-House Counsel Recording Their Time for the Duty to Defend

USA - February 13 2018 Living a life in 0.1 hour increments! Most law firm lawyers begrudgingly accept the necessity of meticulously counting their time, and most in-house…

GDPR is Coming - Have You Checked Your Insurance Program Lately?

European Union - February 7 2018 The stopwatch is running. Companies are scrambling to figure out how the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—due to go into effect on May…