Expert Analysis

Key Lessons After A Rare R&W Insurance Ruling

The recent New York state court decision in Novolex Holdings v. Illinois Union Insurance is noteworthy as one of t... (more story)

SEC Regs Give Banks Chance To Step Up Cyber Safety Game

Just as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act forced financial institutions to undertake best practices in recordkeeping, the U.S... (more story)

How VA Court Change Is Affecting Insurance Disputes

The expansion of the Virginia Court of Appeals' jurisdiction to include review of decisions involving insurance co... (more story)

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ATV Accident Coverage Win Remanded Over Kid's Residency

A Missouri appeals court remanded a lower court's decision over whether a father's farm insurance covered the $1 million in damages inflicted on his daughter after an ATV accident, saying that the central ques... (more story)

Nationwide Says Walmart Should Pay NY Humidifier Fire Costs

Walmart should pay for a $165,000 blaze ignited by a humidifier it sold to a Long Island, New York, woman, Nationwide told a New York federal court Wednesday.

The Ninth Circuit said Allstate cannot avoid a class action alleging the insurer inflated home insurance premiums for California homeowners by double-counting garage space. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
9th Circ. Backs Homeowners' Cert. In Allstate Overcharge Suit

Allstate will have to face a class action accusing it of artificially inflating home insurance premiums for thousands of California properties by double-counting built-in garage space, a Ninth Circuit panel ru... (more story)

Uber Says Insurers Failed To Cover Dozens Of Injury Suits

Uber's insurers failed to live up to their obligations to defend the company and its for-hire drivers in dozens of personal injury lawsuits, the ride-hailing giant claims in two suits filed in New York federal... (more story)

No Property Coverage For Maui Wildfire, Insurer Says

A condominium association and its property manager have no coverage for property damage claims stemming from the 2023 Maui wildfires, their insurer told a Hawaii federal court, arguing that a property damage e... (more story)

Casinos Say 'Unique' Policy Should Cover $130M COVID Loss

A casino operator with properties on the Las Vegas Strip and beyond told a Nevada federal court that its "unique" all-risk insurance is the broadest available coverage and should pay for $130 million in busine... (more story)

Eateries' Virus Losses Not Covered, Insurer Tells NC Justices

Cincinnati Insurance Co. urged the North Carolina Supreme Court to affirm its win in a dispute with more than a dozen eateries over coverage for pandemic-related losses, saying government shutdown orders do no... (more story)

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Fatal Crash Payout Flouts Insurance Law, NC Justices Told

North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance urged the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to undo a trial court's decision that it owes $50,000 to a policyholder whose car caused a fatal wreck, arguing that his l... (more story)

NC Justices Hint At Coverage For Firm's Driver Privacy Row

The North Carolina Supreme Court seemed skeptical Wednesday of an insurer's contention that mailers sent by a law firm to car crash victims based on public accident reports couldn't be considered coverage-trig... (more story)

Grey Rock Gathering and Marketing LLC, which buys crude oil and stores it in tanks to be resold, sued Liberty Mutual in April, seeking coverage for damages caused by the contamination of its primary crude storage facility. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Oil Trader Says Cargo Storage Expenses Are Covered

An oil and gas trader slammed Liberty Mutual's attempt at an early win in a $2.4 million coverage dispute over losses related to a contaminated oil shipment, telling a New York federal court Thursday it is ent... (more story)

5th Circ. Affirms Subrogation Loss In Fieldwood Energy Sale

The Fifth Circuit has ruled that a group of insurers that issued surety bonds to bankrupt Fieldwood Energy in a sale of its assets are not entitled to subrogation rights because the bankruptcy court's order st... (more story)

Policyholder Attys Say Firm's Mailer Row Merits Coverage

The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday over whether a law firm accused of violating the Driver's Privacy Protection Act by using personal information to market legal services to crash v... (more story)

Insurers Say Pollution Exclusion Bars Cancer Suits Defense

An oil company accused of causing four people to develop cancer through exposure to harmful chemicals should not have coverage for its defense of the claims, according to four Nationwide units that told an Ill... (more story)

State Farm 'Bad Deal' Can't Save Policyholders' Suit

The Tenth Circuit on Friday refused to revive a proposed class action accusing State Farm of illegally denying full uninsured motorist coverage for policyholders, relatives and passengers, saying that the insu... (more story)

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9th Circ. Urged To Rethink Hiscox Win Due To Hidden Ruling

A design and marketing company urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to review its decision that an insurer didn't have to cover an $850,000 arbitration award to a former CEO over alleged fraud, arguing that the... (more story)

Lumber Co., Insurer To Settle $4.9M Coverage Dispute

A subcontractor and its professional liability insurer have reached a settlement in principle on about $5 million in underlying claims over moldy, defective wooden framework the subcontractor supplied to a sen... (more story)

Bay Club, its board members and Selective Insurance agreed to dismiss their coverage dispute after reaching a settlement in January. (
Club, Insurer Resolve Fiduciary Breach Coverage Row

A country club owner, various club board members and Selective Insurance Co. agreed to dismiss their dispute Thursday in Massachusetts federal court over coverage for breach of contract and fiduciary duty clai... (more story)

NY Judges Question Lehman's Bid To Undo CDS Trial Loss

A panel of New York appeals court judges on Wednesday appeared reluctant to undo a bench trial loss Lehman Bros.' bankrupt European unit suffered last year in a suit attempting to clawback nearly half a billio... (more story)

Justices Told NRA Speech Claim Would Thwart Regulation

The ex-head of New York's financial regulator has told the U.S. Supreme Court her statements advising companies to consider their relationships with the National Rifle Association following the 2018 mass shoot... (more story)

11th Circ. Says Sotheby's Insured For Fla. Agent Theft Row

An Eleventh Circuit panel affirmed Wednesday that an insurer must defend One Sotheby's International Realty against allegations that its agent bamboozled married Russian investors into selling their Miami Beac... (more story)

Justices Back Choice-Of-Law In Marine Insurance Suit

An insurer can enforce choice-of-law provisions in a marine insurance policy it issued to the owner of a yacht that ran aground, the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday in a decision upholding long-standing mari... (more story)