Expert Analysis

Lead Like 'Ted Lasso' By Embracing Cognitive Diversity

The Apple TV+ series “Ted Lasso” aptly illustrates how embracing cognitive diversity can be a winning strategy for... (more story)

3 Policyholder Tips After Calif. Ruling Denying D&O Coverage

A California decision from June, Practice Fusion v. Freedom Specialty Insurance, denying a company's claim seeking... (more story)

7th Circ Joins Trend Of No CGL Coverage For Structural Flaws

The Seventh Circuit, which recently held potential structural instability did not count as property damage under a... (more story)

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How Hinckley Allen Took On Rhode Island Beach-Access Law

A Rhode Island judge this month sided with beachfront property owners, represented by Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP, ruling that a 2023 law that shifts the public access line landward amounts to a taking.

Conn. Cannabis Co.'s Income Loss Not Covered, Insurer Says

An insurer said it has no obligation to cover a cannabis company's business income loss stemming from a February 2020 fire, telling a Connecticut federal court that the loss was not caused by a suspension of o... (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)

6th Circ. Floats Remand Of Geico Agent Misclassification Suit

The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday pressed Geico about plan documents reviewed by a lower court when it tossed agents' claims they were misclassified as independent contractors, floating the possibility of sending... (more story)

Nationwide Urges Mich. Court To Stand By Unitary Biz Ruling

The Michigan Court of Appeals properly ruled that insurance companies that are part of Nationwide should file their taxes as a unitary group, the company told the appeals court, saying the state Treasury Depar... (more story)

6th Circ. Affirms Insurer's Early Win In Hail Damage Suit

A welding company wasn't owed coverage for roof damage caused by wind and a hailstorm, the Sixth Circuit ruled, finding that a lower court didn't err in ruling that a cosmetic-damage exclusion in its policy pr... (more story)

Insurers Must Defend Well Driller In Lead Contamination Suit

Insurers must defend a drilling company accused of contaminating a rental property's water supply with dangerous levels of lead, a Montana federal court ruled, saying they haven't shown the underlying claims f... (more story)

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Zurich Unit Needn't Cover Motorcyclist's Crash Dispute

The Third Circuit affirmed a Zurich unit's win Monday in a dispute over coverage for a boiler company sued by a motorcyclist injured in a crash with a company employee, saying not only are the motorcyclist's c... (more story)

Nationwide Seeks Travelers' Aid In Hot Tub Illness Row

Nationwide told a California federal court a Travelers unit must help defend a condominium association in an underlying lawsuit brought by a resident alleging he needed a double lung transplant because of hot ... (more story)

Hanover Tries To Delay $13.4M Award Over Home-Care Death

Massachusetts-based Hanover Insurance Group says it should not be forced to pay a $13.4 million judgment awarded by a jury in March to the family of a man who died in a Connecticut group home until the home op... (more story)

Mich. Panel OKs Nonresidents To Seek No-Fault Tort Damages

Nonresidents of Michigan or individuals whose vehicles aren't registered in Michigan can still recover tort damages for their in-state auto injuries under Michigan's no-fault insurance law, a state appeals cou... (more story)

Regeneron Rips DOJ's FCA Suit As 'Divorced From Reality'

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. has told a Massachusetts federal judge that a False Claims Act suit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice claiming the company withheld information about a drug's average sal... (more story)

Split 9th Circ. Panel Backs Restoring DHS Bond Rule

A Ninth Circuit panel upheld a Department of Homeland Security rule barring some immigration surety firms from posting bonds for detained border-crossers Thursday, saying the rule's 2021 ratification by curren... (more story)

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Liberty Mutual Gets $2.4M Oil Contamination Row Trimmed

A New York federal judge trimmed a $2.4 million coverage dispute between Liberty Mutual and an oil and gas trader over losses related to a contaminated oil shipment, finding that although the trader met its bu... (more story)

Insurers Get Hyundai, Kia Engine Claim Suits Remanded

A California federal court has remanded to state court four suits by insurers claiming that Hyundai and Kia are on the hook for 829 engine failure and engine fire claims totaling over $7.7 million in damages, ... (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)

No Victims, No Fraud, Trump Says In $465M Judgment Appeal

Donald Trump has appealed the $465 million judgment against him, arguing that the New York attorney general exceeded her authority in her civil fraud suit against the former president because the statute in qu... (more story)

Chubb Unit Beats Manufacturer In R.I. COVID-19 Coverage Suit

A knitted wire mesh manufacturer lost its bid for coverage for pandemic losses at its Mexico facilities because it didn't show that COVID-19 caused covered physical damage, a Rhode Island federal court ruled F... (more story)

Insurer Settles Coverage Row Over Wash. Day Care Sex Abuse

Following a contested nearly $25 million settlement agreement, an insurance coverage dispute arising from the molestation of children at an Olympia, Washington, day care center has been resolved, a Washington ... (more story)

Tobacco Cooperative's $10M Coverage Suit Trimmed

A North Carolina federal court pared down a tobacco cooperative's suit accusing its excess insurer of wrongfully refusing to pay up to the full $10 million policy limit for defense and settlement costs associa... (more story)