Top Developments in Attorney’s Fees – Declaratory Judgment Action, Bad Faith, Construction Defect, Independent Counsel and Pollution Exclusion
An Insurer’s Guide to Reserving Rights: Tips for Avoiding Waiver and Estoppel and Top Developments
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) is set to hear argument on February 6 in a case that will decide whether insurers can recoup defense costs if it is later determined that they owed no duty to defend an underlying claim.
Applying Ohio law, the court concluded that Pacific Employers had no duty to defend GrafTech or pay defense costs in connection with claims by dozens of workers at Alcoa smelting plants. . .
Coverage For Defense Costs Under Excess Policies – Missouri Court Surveys the Landscape
and Top Developments
Top Developments in Construction Defect, Defense Cost Reimbursement, Exhaustion, New York Insurance Law Section 3420, Number of Occurrences, Pollution Exclusion, Reinsurance, and Trigger of Coverage
The New York Court of Appeals issued its ruling in the closely-watched Global v. Century case. . .
On December 14, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court held in Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company, No. SC16-1420 that a CGL insurer may have a duty to defend its insured/general contractor. . .
The Ninth Circuit is set to decide whether carbon monoxide falls within the absolute pollution exclusion of a general liability insurance policy.
This post identifies the issues the Connecticut Supreme Court will decide on appeal and sets forth the Appellate Court’s ruling on each issue.