Expert Analysis

Sorting Circuit Split On Foreign Arbitration Treaty's Authority

A circuit court split over whether the New York Convention supersedes state law barring arbitration in certain dis... (more story)

What New Conn. Insurance Bulletin Means For Data And AI

A recent bulletin from the Connecticut Insurance Department concerning insurers' usage of artificial intelligence ... (more story)

The Future Of BIPA Insurance Litigation After Visual Pak

A recent Illinois appellate court decision, National Fire Insurance v. Visual Pak, may have altered the future of ... (more story)

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Mich. High Court Takes Up Insurer Garnishment Dispute

The Michigan Supreme Court agreed Thursday to consider whether an insurer's supposed bad faith refusal to settle a claim can be litigated in a garnishment action in The Burlington Insurance Co.'s appeal of an ... (more story)

Insurance Litigation Week In Review

California's attorney general stepped into an unfair competition dispute with State Farm, Allstate demanded that a former contractor stop spreading lies, a session replay suit against Liberty Mutual was paused... (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)

No Redo For Insurer In Hail Damage Dispute, Judge Says

A Texas federal court refused to rethink its ruling denying an insurer's early win in a hail damage coverage dispute with a textile company, saying the insurer provided no new information that could change the... (more story)

Insurer Owes No More Water Damage Coverage, Court Says

A Nationwide unit was required to pay only $5,000 to a Tennessee building's owner after water from a sewer or drain pipe backed up and overflowed within, a Tennessee federal court ruled, finding a water damage... (more story)

5th Circ. Rejects La. Homeowners' Repeat Hurricane Claim

The Fifth Circuit declined Tuesday to revive a Louisiana couple's proposed class action alleging that their insurer's method of evaluating their Hurricane Ida property damage violated state law, affirming that... (more story)

11th Circ. Asks If Undivided Settlement Can Still Be Covered

An Eleventh Circuit panel seemed torn Tuesday on whether to allow insurance coverage for a $557,000 nonapportioned Georgia federal settlement that potentially included both covered theft and noncovered neglige... (more story)

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Admiral Balks At Covering Menendez Ally In Pollution Suit

Admiral Insurance Co. is asking a New Jersey federal court for a declaration that it owes no coverage to a businessman who is a co-defendant in U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial in a decade-long suit by E... (more story)

Wash. Winemaker Wants Insurers To Cover $30M Spoiled Wine

A Washington state winemaker has launched a lawsuit against certain Lloyd's of London underwriters in state court, seeking coverage under a pair of insurance policies for more than $30 million worth of caberne... (more story)

3rd Circ. Cuts Claims In Geico Vehicle Value-Adjustment Suit

A New Jersey couple can't bring class-action claims against Geico over it allegedly knocking too much off the payout value on totaled cars, since the company ultimately adjusted their personal claim settlement... (more story)

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)

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Ex-Frontier CEO Renews $17M Insurance Tax Recoupment Bid

The former CEO of a Frontier Communications predecessor has filed a signed version of a lawsuit seeking $17.7 million to reimburse money the retired executive says he paid on life insurance policies after the ... (more story)

Liberty Mutual's Spyware Suit Halted Pending 3rd Circ. Appeal

A proposed class action accusing Liberty Mutual of using software to track customers' actions on its website without consent was put on hold Wednesday by a Pennsylvania federal judge pending guidance from the ... (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)

Under Armour Insurers To Cover Disputes In 2 Policy Periods

Under Armour's excess insurers must provide additional coverage to the company in connection with a consolidated securities class action, derivative matters and government investigations, a Maryland federal court announced.

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 alleging a price-fixing conspiracy involving software company RealPage Inc., telling a Massachusetts ... (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)

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.