General Liability

Effective Oral Advocacy
June 6, 2017 | General Liability

Preparing for and delivering a winning oral argument is a skill innate to some, but to most others, it is honed by years of practice and experience. Whether arguing an appeal or motion for summary judgment in a lower court setting, this guideline is intended to provide young lawyers with basic rules for effective and

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Pollution Exclusion Precluded Coverage for Suit Alleging Harm from Carbon Monoxide
April 21, 2017 | General Liability

The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has ruled that a pollution exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy excluded coverage for claims arising from alleged carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Case

Plaintiffs sued Victory Construction LLC, d/b/a Premier Pools and Spas of Oregon, alleging negligence in the installation and ventilation of a

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“Your Work” Exclusion Precluded Coverage for Breach of Warranty of Habitability Claim Against Subcontractor, Seventh Circuit Says
| General Liability | Insurance Coverage

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed a decision by a federal district court in Illinois that the “your work” exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy precluded coverage for a lawsuit against the insured subcontractor stemming from its allegedly defective installation of windows.

The Case

Metro North Condominium Association

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New York Labor Law Bulletin
March 4, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability

First Department Holds that Worker Is Entitled to Partial Summary Judgment under Labor Law § 240(1) For Injuries Sustained in Fall from Prime Mover

In Somereve v. Plaza Constr. Corp., 2016 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 1231 (1st Dep’t 2016), plaintiff was injured when operating a prime mover to hoist a load of bricks onto a

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