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Connecticut Supreme Court: “make whole” doctrine is default rule, but does not apply to policy deductibles
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • August 9 2013

In Fireman's Fund Ins., Co. v. TD Banknorth Insurance Agency, Inc., SC 18796 (Conn. 07302013), the Connecticut Supreme Court answered two certified


Connecticut Supreme Court relieves insurer of duty to defend personal injury suit against additional insured
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • April 18 2013

In an issue of first impression, and a rare opinion about insurance coverage, the Connecticut Supreme Court addressed whether an insurer has a duty


Connecticut trial court holds that insured’s conclusory allegations of bad faith are sufficient to survive pleading stage
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

There is no Connecticut appellate authority on what facts an insured must allege to plead bad faith against an insurer. There are, however, several


Connecticut Appellate Court allows extrinsic evidence in determining type of insurance policy purchased
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

In an issue of first impression, the Connecticut Appellate Court has held that extrinsic evidence is admissible in deciding a party’s intent for determining, in a historical context, what insurance policy was intended to be purchased.


Homeowners' insurance does not cover claims of negligent entrustment of a motor vehicle says a Connecticut appellate court
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • September 6 2012

Connecticut courts continue to expand the “motor vehicle use exclusion” in homeowners’ insurance policies.


Connecticut Supreme Court rules overdose of prescription medications constituted an intervening event in workers’ comp claim
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • August 15 2012

In a far-reaching decision that will benefit workers’ compensation carriers in Connecticut, the Connecticut Supreme Court in Sapko v. State of Connecticut et. al., SC 18680, held that the superseding cause doctrine applies to certain cases under the Workers’ Compensation Act C.G.S 31-275 et seq.


Carl J. Pernicone
  • Wilson Elser