Expert Analysis

New La. Managing Agent Law May Portend Growing Scrutiny

Recent amendments to Louisiana’s managing general agent regulations impose expansive new obligations on such agent... (more story)

7th Circ. Exclusion Ruling Will Narrow BIPA Coverage

The Seventh Circuit's recent decision in Thermoflex Waukegan v. Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, holding that the access... (more story)

What Fla. Ruling Means For Insurer Managed Repair Programs

A recent Florida state court ruling in Fraga v. Citizens Property Insurance, holding that the insurer could not se... (more story)

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Allstate Must Face Deflated Payments Suit, Judge Rules

Allstate cannot escape a proposed class action accusing the insurer of wrongfully depreciating labor costs as part of actual cash value payments to insureds for property damage, an Arizona federal judge ruled,... (more story)

9th Circ. Won't Cancel Chubb's 'Morning Show' COVID-19 Win

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court's ruling Thursday that a Chubb unit does not owe the production company behind "The Morning Show" $44 million in pandemic-related losses, ruling that the policy's provi... (more story)

An insurer says it deserves a default final judgment in its indemnification suit against a contractor that the insurer says owes it nearly $13 million. (
Contractor Owes $13M To Cover Virus Defaults, Insurer Says

A Michigan-based insurer asked a Florida federal court Wednesday to grant a default final judgment in its indemnification suit against a contractor, seeking to force the company to cough up nearly $13 million ... (more story)

9th Circ. To Weigh When Inter-Insurer Subrogation Is Allowed

The Ninth Circuit next Thursday will hear oral arguments on whether an excess insurer can recoup from a primary insurer its $4 million share of a $5 million wrongful death settlement, even though the total set... (more story)

Syracuse Diocese To Notice Creditors On Ch. 11 Releases

Lawyers for the Diocese of Syracuse said they've come up with a process to collect creditor consent for third party releases in an already voted on reorganization plan, telling a New York bankruptcy judge Thur... (more story)

Insurance Litigation Week In Review

Foreclosure prevented a man's house fire windfall, a former Georgia insurance commissioner sought a lesser sentence for his kickback scheme, Kiwanis leaders and sex abuse survivors demanded coverage, and a fed... (more story)

Insurer Can Tap Trust Fund For Old Claims, Mass. Court Says

A Massachusetts intermediate appellate court concluded Thursday that workers' compensation insurers who are no longer selling policies in the state but still paying benefits on older claims are entitled to see... (more story)

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Co. Wants 'Duplicative' $18.8M Theft Coverage Suit Tossed

A Georgia shopping center owner involved in coverage disputes with its insurer after suffering an $18.8 million theft and vandalism loss asked a Georgia federal court to dismiss or stay its insurer's case unti... (more story)

Insurer, Property Cos. Settle Lead Poisoning Coverage Suit

An insurer for a Detroit property owner and manager told a Michigan federal court they have settled their coverage dispute over a woman's claims that her 2-year-old girl suffered lead poisoning at the property... (more story)

Nonprofit's Insurer Needn't Cover Worker's Car Crash Row

A nonprofit's insurer has no obligation to indemnify a worker who was sued by another driver after a December 2019 car crash, a Florida federal court ruled, rejecting the worker's personal insurers' bid to rec... (more story)

CNA Seeks Toss Of Lockheed's Contamination Coverage Suit

A CNA Financial unit urged a Maryland federal court to toss Lockheed Martin's suit accusing the insurer of wrongfully refusing coverage for underlying contamination suits, saying the very same issues are alrea... (more story)

Insurer Seeks $1.7M For Damaged Concert Gear

An insurer is seeking to recoup over $1.7 million in damages it incurred after concert gear was damaged en route to New York from Belgium, telling a New York federal court Tuesday that a shipping company owed ... (more story)

NC Tax On Premiums Lowered For Some Insurance Cos.

North Carolina will reduce its tax on premiums paid in the state to some out-of-state liability insurance groups under a bill signed by Gov. Roy Cooper. 

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Jurisdiction Issue May Doom Taliban-Seized Warehouse Suit

A logistics company's suit seeking $41 million in coverage after one of its warehouses in Afghanistan was seized by the Taliban will be tossed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction unless the company can cur... (more story)

Connell Foley Attys Part Of NJ Insurance Trio At Kennedys

Global law firm Kennedys CMK has brought on two former Connell Foley LLP attorneys and a former senior litigation counsel for an insurer to bolster its insurance coverage team in New Jersey, the firm announced Thursday.

A Miami law firm’s insurer escaped covering a lawsuit alleging the firm overbilled a client. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Miami Law Firm Not Covered In Overbilling Row, Judge Says

An insurer does not have to defend a Miami law firm in a lawsuit accusing it of overbilling a client, a Florida federal judge has ruled, finding that the underlying allegations do not constitute professional s... (more story)

Mich. Asks Appeals Court To Rethink Nationwide's Tax Win

Michigan insurance companies that are part of Nationwide are required to file taxes as individual entities and not as a unitary group, Michigan's tax department said, asking the state Court of Appeals to recon... (more story)

Engineering Co. Seeks Coverage Of Deal In $80M Suit

An engineering and design firm said its insurer must reimburse it for a settlement reached in an $80 million unfair business practice lawsuit, telling a Nebraska federal court the insurer wrongfully denied cov... (more story)

Insurer Must Face Claims In Penile Implant Coverage Suit

An insurer can't escape a suit brought by a urologist and his practice seeking coverage for a proposed class action over a penile enlargement implant and procedure, a California federal court ruled Wednesday, ... (more story)

NY Judge In Trump Case OKs Narrow Subpoena For Atty

An attorney who told reporters he held an impromptu hallway conversation with a New York state judge in the lead-up to February's $464.6 million civil fraud judgment against Donald Trump must turn over any com... (more story)