Expert Analysis

Lessons From Calif. Liability Claim Recoupment Ruling

A recent California federal court decision in Evanston Insurance v. Winstar Properties illustrates the perils of i... (more story)

Recent Decisions Are Eroding All-Risk Insurance Coverage

All-risk insurance coverage is under siege by insurers' broad interpretations of established exclusions, and recen... (more story)

Awaiting Critical Bankruptcy Decision For Surety Industry

The recent oral argument in Argonaut Insurance v. Falcon V offers the Fifth Circuit an opportunity to create a rul... (more story)

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NJ Panel Reverses Casino's Virus Coverage Suit Victory

A New Jersey state appeals panel ruled that an Atlantic City casino and resort operator's suit for pandemic coverage should have been dismissed by a lower court that found the casino plausibly alleged it susta... (more story)

Roofers Test Fla. Insurance Bills In Constitutional Challenges

Home repair contractors who say that the Florida Legislature favored the insurance industry too much with a set of new laws this spring struck back with a set of constitutional challenges in a trio of suits as... (more story)

The New Hampshire Medical Society countered arguments from insurers before the state’s high court that COVID-19 can be removed “by routine cleaning” and “with basic household cleaners or allowed to dissipate,” saying those assertions are “junk science” and “scientifically unsupported.” (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
NH Medical Society Denounces Insurers' COVID-19 Science

The New Hampshire Medical Society blasted arguments from insurers that COVID-19 can be easily removed, telling the state's high court that the arguments amount to "junk science."

Restaurant Co. Denied NY High Court Bid In Virus Appeal

A New York appellate court denied a restaurant operator's request to take its COVID-19 coverage appeal to the state's highest court.

11th Circ. Upholds Ga. Arcade's Pandemic Coverage Loss

A Georgia-based arcade company lost its appeal for coverage of its pandemic losses Thursday when an Eleventh Circuit panel ruled that the company failed to allege the kind of direct physical loss required for ... (more story)

Zurich Fights La. Helicopter Co.'s Virus Coverage Appeal

Zurich urged the Fifth Circuit to uphold the dismissal of a Louisiana-based helicopter service company's suit seeking to recover COVID-19-related business interruption losses, after a state appeals panel hande... (more story)

Live Nation Says Insurer's Bid To Trim Virus Suit Is Tone-Deaf

Live Nation told a California federal judge Wednesday to tune out Factory Mutual Insurance Co.'s renewed request to trim its COVID-19 coverage suit, saying the "new" rulings cited by the insurer are irrelevant to its case.

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UnitedHealth Overpayment Recovery Defies ERISA, Suit Says

UnitedHealth Group Inc. regularly offsets overpayments to providers from certain health plans by withholding payments to those providers from other health plans, a practice that lines the pockets of the insure... (more story)

Steel Co.'s Insurer Wins Coverage Fight Over Injury Suit

A New York federal judge ruled that a general contractor facing personal injury claims by a steel subcontractor's employee can't tap into additional-insured coverage under the subcontractor's policy.

Travel insurer Generali told the Second Circuit that a coverage exclusion applied to government stay-at-home orders that prevented its policyholders from taking trips in 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Travel Insurer Asks 2nd Circ. To Uphold Virus Coverage Ruling

Travel insurer Generali urged the Second Circuit to affirm its win in New York federal court over pandemic-related trip cancellation coverage, arguing that the proposed class actions it faces should be tossed ... (more story)

Cyprus Mines Wins Ch. 11 Stay Of Actions Against Parent

Talc producer Cyprus Mines Corp. received approval Thursday from a Delaware bankruptcy judge to extend the automatic stay of litigation against its nondebtor parent company to stop the prosecution of claims fo... (more story)

Developer Asks Judge To Rethink Pollution Exclusion Ruling

A land developer and its owner urged a Georgia federal judge to rethink a ruling awarding summary judgment to an insurer in a coverage fight over runoff that allegedly damaged a woman's pond, arguing a trial s... (more story)

Insurer Doesn't Want To Cover PPE Maker In PFAS Suits

Admiral Insurance Co. wants a federal judge to say it does not have to cover the defense and possible payouts a northeast Ohio protective gear maker faces in lawsuits filed by firefighters who said they were e... (more story)

Insurer Owed LA Port Operator Defense From City, Judge Says

A Los Angeles company that formerly ran a city-owned port won a partial judgment against United National Insurance Co. on Tuesday when a California federal court found that the insurer was obligated to defend ... (more story)

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Insurer Seeks To Recoup $1.1M Over Malpractice Settlement

An Illinois-based insurer urged a New Jersey federal court on Friday to let it recoup the $1.1 million that it paid to settle a medical malpractice case, after it said its policyholder falsely stated in insura... (more story)

Judge OKs $34M Avis Rental Insurance Settlement

A Florida federal judge recommended granting preliminary approval Friday on a $34 million settlement Avis Budget Car Rental LLC struck with rental car purchasers that would end the long-running class action ov... (more story)

AIG Specialty Insurance Co. and a gas pipeline contractor told a Georgia federal judge that they reached a settlement in a coverage row over a $67 million pipeline leak, following months of mediation that the court ordered in late March. (Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
AIG Settles Fight With Colonial Pipeline Over $67M Gas Leak

AIG Specialty Insurance Co. and Colonial Pipeline Co. have settled their dispute in the Northern District of Georgia in relation to a $67 million gas pipeline leak, following a mixed bag ruling at the summary judgment stage.

Insurer Asks 11th Circ. To Nix $60M Surgery Death Claim

A Georgia federal court properly rejected a man's bid to recover a $60 million judgment against a medical practice stemming from a liposuction-related death from the practice's insurer, the insurer told the El... (more story)

D&O Insurer, Dental Insurer Spar Over Antitrust Suit Coverage

Allied World Specialty Insurance Co. and a dental insurer each urged an Iowa federal court to rule in their favor in a coverage dispute over underlying antitrust litigation the dental insurer is facing, with t... (more story)

Insurer Wants Out Of Gaming Co.'s Equity Dispute Settlement

An RSUI unit doesn't have to cover Rush Street Gaming's settlement with an executive who said he was denied an equity stake after the casino company went public, the insurer told an Illinois federal court, say... (more story)

SXSW Can't Avoid Exclusion In Refund Suit, Chubb Unit Says

A Chubb unit urged a Texas federal judge to adopt a magistrate judge's recommendation that the insurer doesn't owe coverage to organizers of the South by Southwest festival for a class action brought by refund... (more story)