Expert Analysis

5 Tips For Policyholders Arbitrating R&W Insurance Claims

With more representations and warranties insurance disputes being arbitrated, policyholder counsel should note iss... (more story)

A Rare Look At Judicial Interpretation Of LEG Exclusions

A Florida federal court’s order last month in Archer Western-De Moya v. Ace American Insurance and an earlier deci... (more story)

Justices Stay The Course In Maritime Choice-Of-Law Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court's narrowly drawn decision in Great Lakes Insurance v. Raiders Retreat Realty, enforcing the... (more story)

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Insurance Agency Says It Wasn't Told Of Airbnb Shooting Suits

A Pennsylvania insurance agency accused of concealing that a Pittsburgh Airbnb property was subject to numerous lawsuits over a mass shooting has claimed that the property owner never revealed the problems whe... (more story)

Seattle Convention Center's Virus Losses Not Covered

A Seattle convention center operator is not owed coverage for pandemic-related business interruption losses, a Washington federal judge ruled, finding that although the governor's emergency pandemic proclamati... (more story)

The Ninth Circuit said Allstate cannot avoid a class action alleging the insurer inflated home insurance premiums for California homeowners by double-counting garage space. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
9th Circ. Backs Homeowners' Cert. In Allstate Overcharge Suit

Allstate will have to face a class action accusing it of artificially inflating home insurance premiums for thousands of California properties by double-counting built-in garage space, a Ninth Circuit panel ru... (more story)

BASF Says Insurers Owe Coverage For PFAS Suits

Major chemical manufacturer BASF Corp. told a South Carolina court Wednesday that 23 insurers should cover thousands of lawsuits that alleged a chemical the company produced for firefighting foam caused pollut... (more story)

La. Comfort Inn Owner Ordered To Arbitrate $2.6M Storm Suit

A Louisiana federal judge has ordered the owner of a Comfort Inn outside New Orleans to arbitrate a $2.6 million suit against its insurer over coverage for damage from Hurricane Ida, saying its insurance polic... (more story)

Egg Co. Not Covered For Avian Flu Losses, Minn. Judge Says

A Markel unit does not owe coverage to an egg supplier for losses it sustained due to an avian flu outbreak in 2022, a Minnesota federal judge ruled Tuesday, finding that a communicable disease exclusion in a ... (more story)

Atty's Letter Is Not A Claim For Damages, Del. Justices Rule

An attorney's presuit letter claiming that Syngenta's herbicide Paraquat caused his clients' Parkinson's disease does not constitute a "claim for damages" under the company's insurance policies with a pair of ... (more story)

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Travelers, Fridge Co. To Settle $950K Dispute Over Ship Fire

Travelers and a refrigerator manufacturer told a Texas federal court that they have agreed to dismiss litigation over the insurer's bid to recoup $950,000 it paid to its insured to cover a ship fire, which Tra... (more story)

3rd Circ. Won't Rehear Pfizer Shareholder Suit Coverage Row

Pfizer won't get a second shot at arguing its insurer should indemnify it in a settlement stemming from a 2003 shareholder class action, with the Third Circuit on Wednesday declining the pharmaceutical company... (more story)

Grey Rock Gathering and Marketing LLC, which buys crude oil and stores it in tanks to be resold, sued Liberty Mutual in April, seeking coverage for damages caused by the contamination of its primary crude storage facility. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Oil Trader Says Cargo Storage Expenses Are Covered

An oil and gas trader slammed Liberty Mutual's attempt at an early win in a $2.4 million coverage dispute over losses related to a contaminated oil shipment, telling a New York federal court Thursday it is ent... (more story)

Company Escapes Coverage Row Over Lethal Ammonia Leak

A contractor's affiliate whose employee died in an ammonia leak at a North Carolina cold storage facility needn't face claims stemming from the accident, the North Carolina Business Court said in a lawsuit ori... (more story)

Insurer Misled Lockheed On Contamination Suit, Court Told

Lockheed Martin has told a Maryland federal court that its insurer "lured" it into believing for months that it would defend the company against claims that Lockheed's release of various toxic substances conta... (more story)

3rd Circ. Won't Reconsider Coverage Ruling For Deli Stabbing

The Third Circuit declined to review its decision that an insurer for a Philadelphia deli does not owe coverage for a $900,000 settlement reached with a man stabbed on the premises.

Liberty Cuts Off Drivers' Rentals Too Soon, Suit Claims

Liberty Mutual systematically and arbitrarily ends replacement transportation coverage after seven days for policyholders whose vehicles are totaled in collisions, in violation of its own policy language, a pr... (more story)

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Insurer Gets BIPA Coverage Win After Ill. Appeals Court Ruling

An Illinois federal judge granted a win to an insurer in a coverage dispute with a condiment company over biometric privacy litigation, changing course Tuesday in response to a state appeals decision concernin... (more story)

Ex-Bank CFO Cops To $700K Theft And Life Insurance Scam

An ex-Eastern International Bank chief financial officer has pled guilty to defrauding the bank out of more than $700,000 to pay his personal expenses, and he admitted to opening life insurance policies in the... (more story)

Bay Club, its board members and Selective Insurance agreed to dismiss their coverage dispute after reaching a settlement in January. (
Club, Insurer Resolve Fiduciary Breach Coverage Row

A country club owner, various club board members and Selective Insurance Co. agreed to dismiss their dispute Thursday in Massachusetts federal court over coverage for breach of contract and fiduciary duty clai... (more story)

Colo. Justices To Hear If Insurers Can Withhold Some Payouts

The Colorado Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether the state's insurance code allowed Geico, following unsuccessful settlement attempts, to refuse paying noneconomic damages to a policyholder for ... (more story)

Texas Justices Say $220M Cobalt Deal Is A Loss Under Policy

A $220 million settlement that now-bankrupt Cobalt International Energy Inc. reached with a group of investors constitutes a loss under the energy company's insurance policies, but the agreement is not binding... (more story)

Insurance Co. Beats Claims Analysts' OT Exemption Suit

A life insurance company prevailed against disability claim analysts alleging they were wrongfully denied overtime pay, as an Illinois federal judge tossed their suit because the workers are administrative emp... (more story)

State Farm Alleges Health Co. Violated Deal To Drop 366 Suits

Two State Farm units are accusing an automobile accident-focused healthcare center of wrongly pursuing 366 lawsuits against the insurer despite a settlement agreement State Farm said requires the facility to drop those suits.