Expert Analysis

Policy Misrepresentations Carry Insurance Rescission Risks

The Second Circuit's recent decision in Medical Mutual v. Gnik, finding that material misrepresentation in a clini... (more story)

2nd Circ. Ruling Clarifies When Demand Letters Are Claims

The Second Circuit’s decision last week in Pine Management v. Colony Insurance, affirming that an insurer had no o... (more story)

SC Ruling Reinforces All Sums Coverage Trend

A South Carolina state court's recent ruling in Covil v. Pennsylvania National is the latest in a series of decisi... (more story)

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Geico Must Arbitrate Fraud Claims Against Chiropractors

The Third Circuit held in a precedential opinion Monday that Geico must arbitrate three lawsuits accusing chiropractic practices of providing unnecessary services totaling $10 million, pointing to documentatio... (more story)

Calif. AG Backs Unfair Competition Claims Against State Farm

California policyholders should be able to assert claims under the state's unfair competition law independent of a one-year claim filing deadline under their insurance policy, state Attorney General Rob Bonta ... (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)

Ala. Church's Hurricane Claims Are Covered, 11th Circ. Rules

There was enough evidence for an Alabama federal jury to conclude that a church suffered nearly $170,000 in covered property damage from Hurricane Sally, the Eleventh Circuit has ruled, rejecting an insurer's ... (more story)

The Week In Trump: Catch Up On The Ex-President's Cases

Donald Trump and his legal team proved that they are nothing if not persistent as they repeatedly tried — and failed — to hit the brakes on the former president's porn star hush money trial in Manhattan.

Insurance Litigation Week In Review

Louisiana's top court was asked to examine the enforceability of certain insurance contracts' arbitration clauses, the Sixth Circuit ordered a company to pay back some of the defense bill its insurer footed, t... (more story)

Ex-Geico Agents Ask 6th Circ. To Revive Classification Suit

A group of former Geico agents asked the Sixth Circuit to revive their claims that they were misclassified and denied benefits, challenging the accuracy and relevance of plan documents that the lower court rev... (more story)

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AIG Unit Must Cover $20M Botched Tunnel Project, Court Told

A Michigan county's water resources commissioner and sewage disposal system accused an AIG unit of failing to arbitrate their coverage claims over a design contractor's faulty work on a tunnel project, claimin... (more story)

Baltimore Taps DiCello Levitt, Saltz Mongeluzzi For Key Bridge

The city of Baltimore announced Monday it has hired DiCello Levitt and Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky PC as it plans legal action against those responsible for a container ship destroying the Francis Scott Key Brid... (more story)

Diocese Says Insurer Must Refund Sex Abuse Claims Defense

Certain underwriters at Lloyd's of London must pay defense expenses related to sexual abuse claims against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, the diocese has told a New York court, maintaining tha... (more story)

Mich. Panel Says Out-Of-State Car Accident Isn't Covered

A Michigan resident is not entitled to insurance benefits for a car accident under the state's no-fault law, a state appeals court has ruled, reinstating its previous decision that claimants are not eligible f... (more story)

Chubb Unit Must Contribute To Fatal Crash Deal, Lowe's Says

A Chubb unit wrongly refused to contribute its $10 million policy limits to a settlement in a Texas state court suit over a crash involving a Lowe's employee that killed an infant and seriously injured the chi... (more story)

NJ Diocese Says Don't Stop Ch. 11 Plan For Insurers' Appeal

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, and a committee representing sexual abuse claimants have urged a bankruptcy judge to deny insurers' bid for a long-term stay on implementation of the diocese's... (more story)

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Excess Carriers Say Property Co. Not Covered In Antitrust Suit

Two excess insurers said they don't owe coverage to a property management company for underlying litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy involving software company RealPage Inc., telling a Massachus... (more story)

State Farm, HOA Settle Wire Fraud D&O Coverage Dispute

A State Farm unit and a property owners association reached a conditional settlement agreement in the association's suit seeking directors and officers coverage for underlying litigation stemming from a wire f... (more story)

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)

$24M Hidden Fee Deal Between Class, AIG Units Gets 1st OK

A California federal court granted preliminary approval of a nearly $24 million settlement between a class of travel insurance buyers and several AIG units resolving claims that the companies stacked hidden fe... (more story)

Ex-Art Institutes Execs Want Insurers To Avert $336M Suit

Former executives of a holding company that bought now-defunct for-profit colleges Argosy University, South University and The Art Institutes asked an Ohio federal court to force excess insurers to settle rece... (more story)

6th Circ. Says Firm Owes Insurer Part Of Defense Bill

A financial advisory firm's professional liability insurer had no duty to defend the company in underlying securities suits after underlying plaintiffs removed their common law violations, the Sixth Circuit ru... (more story)

NJ Law Firm Not Covered In Malpractice Suit, Insurer Says

A law firm in Princeton, New Jersey, is not owed coverage of a malpractice action alleging one of its attorneys misappropriated the assets of a client's husband, the firm's insurer argued, telling a federal co... (more story)