Insurance Coverage

New York Insurance Coverage Law Update
November 29, 2023 | Alan C. Eagle | Insurance Coverage

New York’s Highest Court Holds That Portion Of Premium Need Not Be Refunded For Death During Policy Period Of Universal Life Policy

The Joan C. Lupe Family Trust purchased a policy under which Lincoln Life and Annuity Company of New York agreed to provide universal life insurance coverage with Joan C. Lupe as the

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Insurance Update
November 17, 2023 | Robert Tugander | Greg E. Mann | Insurance Coverage

In our November Insurance Update, we address consent, “occurrence,” malicious prosecution, claims-made reporting requirements, and the duty to defend.

Consent has seemed to plague TV-maker Vizio. First, it got into trouble with consumers by allegedly secretly collecting information about their viewing habits and selling that information without the consumers’ consent. Then, it reached a deal

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Law360: Illinois Trump Tower Ruling Illuminates Insurance ‘Occurrence’
November 15, 2023 | Robert Tugander | Greg E. Mann | Insurance Coverage

Robert Tugander and Greg Mann wrote an article for Law360 on one of the most widely litigated issues: whether the insured’s liability stems from an “occurrence.”

To read the article, click the link below.

Illinois Trump Tower Ruling Illuminates Insurance ‘Occurrence’

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The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry
October 26, 2023 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Insurance Coverage

Here is what we cover in this issue of Title Insurance Update Autumn 2023

  • “Deed Theft: Recent New York Developments” explains that New York State prosecutors, and the New York State legislature, have been focusing on the growing problem of deed thefts.
  • A trial court in New York has granted summary judgment to a
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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update
| Alan C. Eagle | Insurance Coverage

Court Finds No Coverage For Stolen Jewelry Based On Conveyance Clause And Unattended Auto Exclusion

 The insured, a jewelry business, filed a coverage action against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, which denied coverage to the insured under a policy purchased for the insured’s jewelry.  The insured’s complaint alleged that after attending a marketing event

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Insurance Update
October 23, 2023 | Robert Tugander | Greg E. Mann | Insurance Coverage

Here’s what we discuss in our October Insurance Update.

Illinois: Environmental Suits Alleging Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations Did Not Assert an “Occurrence”

Massachusetts (federal): Insurer May Consider Sums Uninsured Party Would Have Paid Under Joint Defense Agreement When Assessing Costs Reasonably Related to Insured’s Defense

Delaware: Professional Services Exclusion Does Not Apply to False

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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update
September 27, 2023 | Alan C. Eagle | Insurance Coverage

Eastern District Finds That Insurer’s Delay In Disclaiming After Insured Gave Notice Of Occurrence Precluded Insurer’s Reliance Upon Exclusions

Two employees of Extreme Residential Corp. were involved in a construction accident on July 30, 2019, and they sued several entities involved in the project who, in turn, filed a third-party action against Extreme. Extreme’s insurer,

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Insurance Update
September 26, 2023 | Greg E. Mann | Robert Tugander | Insurance Coverage

We touch upon several topics in our September Insurance Update.

We begin with two federal circuit court rulings on late notice – one involving a claims-made policy and the other an occurrence policy. In these cases, the courts address whether an insurer can maintain a late notice defense when it was aware of the suit

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Technology is Changing How Lawyers Serve Insurers
September 13, 2023 | Alan S. Rutkin | Mary Aperance | Insurance Coverage | AI

Like it or not, technological changes are on the horizon for the legal profession. This article highlights how lawyers will need to consider the ways in which technology tools can improve the way they serve insurers—while also being aware of the risks.

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has changed how lawyers serve insurers. The

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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update
August 30, 2023 | Alan C. Eagle | Insurance Coverage

Western District Holds That Employee Exclusion Does Not Preclude Coverage To Additional Insureds For Claim By Named Insured’s Employee

Employees of a subcontractor were injured on a construction project, and they sued the owner and the general contractor.  The subcontractor’s excess insurer, Mt. Hawley Insurance Co., disclaimed additional insured coverage to the owner and general

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