Insurance Update

March 20, 2020 | Insurance Coverage

First and foremost, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

As you probably have noticed, Rivkin Radler has issued a series of bulletins over the past several days to help our clients navigate through this difficult time.

In addition to these bulletins, we will also continue to provide our monthly newsletters.  Here is what you will find in our March Insurance Update:

  • Iowa Supreme Court: Residential Contractor Acting as Unlicensed Public Adjuster May Not Enforce Post-Loss Contractual Assignment of Insurance Benefits Against Homeowners’ Insurer
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court: Insurer Did Not Breach Duty to Defend Where It Sought Coverage Ruling
  • Arkansas Supreme Court: Intentional Act Exclusion Applies to Innocent Co-Insured
  • Vermont Supreme Court: “Date of Loss” in Homeowners Policy’s Suit-Limitation Provision Unambiguously Meant the Date of the Occurrence
  • Seventh Circuit: Lawsuits Asserting That Insured Supplied Non‐Compliant Lumber Did Not Allege “Occurrence”
  • Tenth Circuit: Commercial Auto Insurer Did Not Have to Defend or Indemnify Suit Stemming from Flash Fire at Fracking Site
  • Virginia District Court: No Coverage for Loss Stemming from Email Scam
  • New Jersey District Court: Insurer Had No Obligation to Cover Judgment Without Evidence That Property Damage Occurred During Its Policy Periods
  • New Jersey Appellate Court: Owned Vehicle Exclusion Precluded Coverage of Suit Alleging Injuries Caused by Insured’s Negligent Operation of Golf Cart

Be safe.

Rob Tugander and Greg Mann

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