Expert Analysis

Tips For Advising CRE Owners Affected By Houston Storms

As Houston residents begin the arduous process of recovery after this month's devastating storms, attorneys should... (more story)

Key Insurance Considerations After $725M Benzene Verdict

The recent massive benzene verdict in Gill v. Exxon Mobil will certainly trigger insurance questions — and likely ... (more story)

3rd Circ.'s Geico Ruling May Encourage Healthcare Arbitration

The Third Circuit's recent decision in Geico v. Mount Prospect, finding that claims under New Jersey's Insurance F... (more story)

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Wash. Panel Ends Quest Diagnostics' COVID Coverage Quest

Quest Diagnostics' insurers don't owe the medical testing lab COVID-19-related business loss coverage, a Washington appeals court said, ruling the company failed to show that the presence of the virus resulted... (more story)

US Property Insurers See Record Investment Income In 2023

U.S. property and casualty insurers earned a record income of $73.9 billion from their investments in 2023, market analyst AM Best reported Tuesday, a bright spot for an industry beset by underwriting losses c... (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)

Apartment Co. Says Insurer Owes Millions For Hail Damage

The owners of an apartment building blamed an insurer for breaching its contract in Kansas federal court Tuesday, alleging the carrier failed to cover over $13 million in wind, hail and water damages and under... (more story)

Insurers, Charter School Assoc. Dismiss Ida Damage Row

A New Orleans-area charter school system and its insurers have agreed to dismiss their dispute over coverage for the system's Hurricane Ida damage claims, the parties told a Louisiana federal court Tuesday, sa... (more story)

Chinese Reinsurer Seeks Exit From Reimbursement Suit

A Chinese reinsurance company urged an Iowa federal court Friday to toss an insurer's suit seeking reimbursement for property insurance coverage claims it paid out, saying the court lacks jurisdiction because ... (more story)

Insurer's Coverage Suit Premature, Ga. Apt. Complex Says

An apartment complex facing negligence claims over a shooting told a Georgia federal court that its insurer's suit seeking to avoid coverage must be tossed, arguing that without any factual findings in the und... (more story)

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Archdiocese Seeks NY High Court Clarity In Abuse Row

The Archdiocese of New York asked a state appeals court for leave to appeal to the state's highest court to clarify the proper pleading standards in a coverage dispute brought by Chubb over sexual abuse claims... (more story)

11th Circ. Backs Insurer's Win In Trampoline Injury Suit

United Specialty Insurance had no duty to defend or indemnify a landscaper accused of negligently installing a trampoline that led to a child's injuries, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed, finding that the landsca... (more story)

No Coverage For IT Co.'s 'Collusive' Settlement, Insurer Says

Chubb unit ACE American Insurance Co. told a Colorado federal court it owes no coverage to an IT company found liable by a jury for making fraudulent misrepresentations and breaching its cybersecurity agreemen... (more story)

No-Show Plaintiff, 'Jackass' Atty Booted Too Quickly, Court Says

A Michigan appellate court sympathized with a trial court dealing with a no-show plaintiff and his lawyer who acted like a "jackass" — according to one appellate judge — but ruled Thursday that the trial court... (more story)

Insurer Owes Coverage For School Defect Claim, Builder Says

A general contractor told a Washington federal court it is entitled to coverage under a subcontractor's commercial general liability policy with a Liberty Mutual unit for defects and damage that a school distr... (more story)

Insurance Litigation Week In Review

Policyholders suffered losses over COVID-19 coverage claims before the California Supreme Court and Fourth Circuit, the California high court weighed whether an exclusion rendered virus coverage illusory and i... (more story)

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Surety Seeks Over $2.75M In Prison Fencing Work Coverage

A construction surety told a West Virginia federal court Wednesday that subcontractors for a prison fencing project must reimburse it for more than $2.75 million in losses it incurred while settling faulty wor... (more story)

Nationwide Says Hyundai, Kia Owe $7.7M For Engine Claims

Nearly a dozen Nationwide insurers told a California federal court Wednesday that Hyundai and Kia are on the hook for 829 engine failure and engine fire claims totaling over $7.7 million in damages resulting 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)

$10M Policy Excludes Tobacco Group's Suit, Court Told

An insurer told a North Carolina federal court Tuesday that it doesn't owe coverage to a tobacco growers' cooperative saddled with paying out a $100 million settlement for farmers, arguing that its $10 million... (more story)

Frontier, Ex-CEO Settle $21.8M Life Insurance Benefits Feud

Frontier Communications and Leonard Tow, its former CEO and the top executive of a predecessor, have privately settled a feud surrounding tens of millions in split-dollar life insurance policies, with both sid... (more story)

OpenText Says Excess Insurer Can't Join Merger Spat

OpenText urged a Michigan federal court to keep an excess insurer out of a coverage dispute stemming from an underlying class action over the software company's merger with Covisint, arguing that the insurer's... (more story)

How An Ex-Attorney Turned Mediator Approaches Conflict

Drawing from his 25-year career as an attorney litigating primarily insurance coverage disputes, Steven Schulwolf founded Schulwolf Mediation to help parties reach effective resolutions in even the toughest cases.