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Insurance Policies Broadly Defining “Suits” May Prompt an Insurer’s Duty to Defend and Indemnify During the Chapter 558 Pre-Suit Notice Process
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • May 17 2018

In Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company, No. SC16-1420, 2017 WL 6379535 (Fla. Dec. 14, 2017), the Florida Supreme


San Diego Team Prevails with Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint without Leave to Amend on behalf of Multi-National Insurance Company
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • May 1 2018

On March 6, 2018, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted the firm’s client, a multi-national insurance


Recent Changes to New York’s Sexual Harassment Laws: What Employers Need to Know
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • April 27 2018

On April 12, 2018, New York became the latest state to implement an overhaul of its sexual harassment laws in the wake of the MeToo movement. As a


Insurance Adjuster Employed by an Insurance Company May Be Liable for Bad Faith in Washington
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • April 17 2018

As a general proposition, an adjuster working for an insurance company is not subject to personal liability under the common law or under state


Court Enforces Automatic Additional Insured Provision’s Pre-Condition Requiring Underlying Contract to Be Fully Executed Pre-Loss
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • April 16 2018

Many liability policies contain provisions, typically in endorsements, automatically bestowing additional insured status on third parties when called


Only Minimal Medical Evidence Sufficient to Grant Trial Preference by California Court of Appeal
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • April 6 2018

California just made it easier for plaintiffs to get mandatory trial preference. Fox v. Metalclad Insulation LLC required that preference be granted


New York High Court Reconfirms That Pure Pro Rata Allocation Remains the Rule in Continuous Trigger Situations, Rejecting Attempt to Shift Allocation to Insurers for Periods Where Insurance Was Commercially Unavailable
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • April 4 2018

Rejecting policyholder arguments that losses during periods where pollution liability insurance was commercially unavailable should be allocated to


Staffing Agencies Rejoice: The California Court of Appeal Finds a Narrowed Duty to Investigate Meal Period Compliance for Offsite Employees (Serrano v. Aerotek)
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • March 27 2018

Private staffing agencies will rest easier following the 1st District Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Serrano v. Aerotek, Inc. (March 9, 2018, No


D.C. Circuit Issues Awaited Decision Striking Down Key Provisions of FCC’s 2015 TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • March 20 2018

On Friday, March 16, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its long-awaited opinion in ACA Int'l v. FCC, Case


Legislative Update - The CSLB’s Study Under SB465
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • March 14 2018

Following the tragic Berkeley balcony collapse in 2015, the Legislature enacted California Senate Bill 465 which commissioned the Contractors State