Expert Analysis

Sorting Circuit Split On Foreign Arbitration Treaty's Authority

A circuit court split over whether the New York Convention supersedes state law barring arbitration in certain dis... (more story)

What New Conn. Insurance Bulletin Means For Data And AI

A recent bulletin from the Connecticut Insurance Department concerning insurers' usage of artificial intelligence ... (more story)

The Future Of BIPA Insurance Litigation After Visual Pak

A recent Illinois appellate court decision, National Fire Insurance v. Visual Pak, may have altered the future of ... (more story)

Property More

HUD Finalizes Rule Raising Building Standards In Flood Zones

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a rule on Tuesday setting stricter flood-protection standards for homes built or fixed with funds from the agency in an effort to manage storm ris... (more story)

Ralph Lauren Can Continue Appeal Of COVID Coverage Loss

The Third Circuit on Monday lifted a stay that sidelined a Ralph Lauren Corp. appeal of a district judge's ruling that the fashion retailer failed to show insurable physical damage to stores from the COVID-19 ... (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 Push To Arbitrate Hurricane Damage Case

An arbitrator should decide whether a Louisiana property owner's hurricane damage claims must be arbitrated, a group of surplus lines insurers argued in urging the Second Circuit to reject a New York district ... (more story)

CORRECTED: Fla. Jury Says AIG Mishandled Claim For Irma Damage

A Florida federal jury on Friday found that AIG mishandled part of the claims process for damage from Hurricane Irma to a $95 million oceanfront mansion near Miami but declined to award punitive damages against the insurer.

The Week In Trump: NY Trial And A High Court Date Loom

Despite a few snags, jury selection for Donald Trump's hush money trial in Manhattan unfolded relatively quickly, clearing the way for opening statements Monday in the historic case as the former president pre... (more story)

Mich. High Court Takes Up Insurer Garnishment Dispute

The Michigan Supreme Court agreed Thursday to consider whether an insurer's supposed bad faith refusal to settle a claim can be litigated in a garnishment action in The Burlington Insurance Co.'s appeal of an ... (more story)

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NY Panel Partially Revives Chubb, Archdiocese Abuse Row

A New York state appeals court partially revived Chubb's coverage dispute stemming from sexual abuse claims brought against the Archdiocese of New York, finding Tuesday that a trial court incorrectly based its... (more story)

Colo. Justices Clarify Med Mal Damages Cap Calculation

The Colorado Supreme Court held Monday that a trial court can't consider a victorious medical malpractice plaintiff's insurance liabilities to statutorily cap his award at $1 million, saying an exception to th... (more story)

Ill. Panel Relieves Insurer Of $8.3M Cracker Caper Judgment

An insurer was relieved of covering a dispute between cracker manufacturers, an Illinois state appeals panel affirmed, finding allegations of equipment theft that led to an $8.3 million judgment against Distin... (more story)

Mich. Judge Says $12K Fee Spat 'Tremendous Waste Of Time'

A Michigan federal judge on Friday urged attorneys in a slip-and-fall suit to figure out a $12,000 fee dispute soon or risk having to spend a day in person with him in a conference with their clients, somethin... (more story)

Admiral Balks At Covering Menendez Ally In Pollution Suit

Admiral Insurance Co. is asking a New Jersey federal court for a declaration that it owes no coverage to a businessman who is a co-defendant in U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial in a decade-long suit by E... (more story)

Wash. Winemaker Wants Insurers To Cover $30M Spoiled Wine

A Washington state winemaker has launched a lawsuit against certain Lloyd's of London underwriters in state court, seeking coverage under a pair of insurance policies for more than $30 million worth of caberne... (more story)

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NC Justices Urged To Reject Greg Lindberg Co.'s Review Bid

North Carolina's insurance commissioner urged the state's supreme court to prevent a company controlled by insurance mogul Greg Lindberg from intervening in the liquidation proceedings of two of his life insur... (more story)

Feds Want About 3 Years In Prison For LA Bank Embezzler

The former chief financial officer at a community bank in Los Angeles should spend nearly three years in prison after admitting he embezzled more than $700,000 and used employee identities in a life insurance ... (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)

Trump, NY AG Reach Deal To OK $175M Fraud Appeal Bond

Donald Trump's lawyers agreed Monday to bond conditions requiring the former president to give up control of his $175 million cash deposit pending appeal of a $465 million civil fraud judgment, staving off scr... (more story)

Nissan's Ex-Chair Owes $6.5M In Defense Costs, Insurer Says

The former chairman of Nissan and other carmakers who fled to Lebanon after Japanese authorities arrested him alleging financial misdeeds must reimburse Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. for the nearly $6.5 million s... (more story)

Insurer Seeks Exit From Sex Abuse Claims Against Doctor

An insurer for a neurosurgery institute has told a Pennsylvania federal court that no coverage exists for several underlying consolidated lawsuits in which former patients allege they were sexually assaulted b... (more story)

Insurance Litigation Week In Review

California's attorney general stepped into an unfair competition dispute with State Farm, Allstate demanded that a former contractor stop spreading lies, a session replay suit against Liberty Mutual was paused... (more story)