Expert Analysis

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)

What To Know About RWI In Acquisition And Divestiture Deals

As a slower pace of merger activity turns underwriters toward new industries, representations and warranties insur... (more story)

SAG-AFTRA Contract Is A Landmark For AI And IP Interplay

SAG-AFTRA's recently ratified contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers introduced a f... (more story)

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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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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)

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)

Barge Co., Insurer End Pollution Cleanup Coverage Fight

A Washington barge company and its insurer reached an agreement in a dispute over coverage of legal expenses stemming from claims that the company was liable for environmental pollution at an EPA cleanup site,... (more story)

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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)

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)

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)

Insurer Must Pay Defense Costs In Newspaper Shooting Row

An insurer owed coverage to the parent companies of a Maryland newspaper for the legal fees resulting from two underlying lawsuits brought by the victims and their families after a 2018 mass shooting, an Illin... (more story)

Pharma Co. Can Get D&O Coverage For Securities Suit

A pharmaceutical company that developed a drug for rare genetic blood disorders is covered under a recent directors and officers policy for a securities class action, a Delaware state court ruled, rejecting it... (more story)