Expert Analysis

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)

Key Lessons From Recent Insurance Policy Reform Litigation

A review of recent case law reveals the wide range of misunderstandings that may arise between insurers and policy... (more story)

Corporate Insurance Considerations For Trafficking Claims

With the surge in litigation over liability under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, corporat... (more story)

Property More

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

General Liability More

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)

4th Circ. Rules No Coverage For Mars' COVID Losses

Candymaker Mars Inc. can't get coverage from Factory Mutual Insurance Co. for its COVID-19-related losses, the Fourth Circuit ruled Thursday, further rejecting Mars' bid to certify a question to the Virginia Supreme Court.

Estate Sues Hanover For $13.4M Judgment In Death Suit

The Hanover Insurance Group has refused to pay a judgment of nearly $13.4 million to the family of a man who died in the care of a Connecticut group home, according to a lawsuit in state court.

Specialty Lines More

$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)

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)

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)

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)

2nd Circ. Revives Insurer's $2.5M Suit Over Valuation Software

The Second Circuit on Thursday revived an insurer's indemnification bid against software company Audatex for $2.5 million in costs from a suit alleging its use of Audatex's valuation software resulted in under... (more story)

NC High Court Grants Review In Clothier's Virus Coverage Suit

North Carolina's top court on Thursday agreed to take up a clothing company's coverage appeal for COVID-19 losses against Zurich after a lower appellate panel found the virus did not cause the kind of physical... (more story)