Expert Analysis

3 AI Regulation Developments Insurers Must Follow

Insurance regulators continue to actively develop regulations and guidance on the use of artificial intelligence, ... (more story)

DC Ruling Provides Support For Builders Risk Claim Recovery

To deny coverage for builders risk claims, insurers have been increasingly relying on two arguments, both of which... (more story)

Harvard's Broker Fight Shows Active Risk Management Is Key

Harvard University’s recently filed suit against its insurance broker for alleged malpractice in handling the Stud... (more story)

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Insurer Seeks Win Against Property Owner In Texas Title Row

A Fidelity unit is seeking to end a suit brought by a property owner who claims it was unaware of easements encumbering the land it purchased in Fort Worth in 2014, arguing in Texas federal court that it had n... (more story)

La. Judge Won't Nix Arbitration Order In $11M Hurricane Row

A Louisiana federal judge has denied a bid by attorneys who missed a deadline to rescind his order tossing two defendants and forcing arbitration in a case over more than $11 million in hurricane damage to an ... (more story)

Amphenol bei der Electronica / Semicon Europa Messe, der Weltleitmesse und Konferenz der Elektronik, in München. -- Amphenol at the Electronica / Semicon Europe trade fair, the world's leading trade fair and conference for electronics, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Pohl/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)
Insurer Urges 2nd Circ. To Shun COVID Coverage Appeal

Factory Mutual Insurance Co. urged the Second Circuit not to revive an electronics components manufacturer's more than $100 million COVID-19 coverage suit, claiming that the court has already rejected the comp... (more story)

Property Owner Sees Bid To Appeal Bad Faith Finding Nixed

A Louisiana federal judge denied a property owner's bid to immediately appeal her ruling compelling arbitration of its bad faith claims against its insurers, in a case centering on millions of dollars' worth o... (more story)

Former Geico Agents' Misclassification Suit Gets Tossed

An Ohio federal court tossed a lawsuit against Geico claiming that it withheld benefits from its insurance agents by misclassifying them as independent contractors, finding Friday that the former agents don't ... (more story)

Insurer Sues Chimney Co. To Recoup Fire Damage Payment

A Progressive unit took a chimney installation and servicing company to New Jersey federal court over a more than $262,000 fire damage payment it made to a pair of homeowners, claiming the company's faulty wor... (more story)

Fla. Condo Seeks To Bar Insurer's Witness In $1.2M Storm Suit

A condominium association fighting its insurer for almost $1.2 million in storm damage coverage asked a Florida federal court Friday to exclude testimony from one of the carrier's witnesses, arguing she is unq... (more story)

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Travelers Must Defend Discrimination Suit, Co-Insurer Says

An insurer providing defense coverage for an underlying discrimination case told a California federal court that the insured's other insurer, Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America, should be equally con... (more story)

Injured Cyclist Says USAA Can't Ax Bad Faith Claim

An injured cyclist has urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to keep his revised bad faith claim alive in a coverage dispute with his insurer, USAA Casualty Insurance Co., after he was hit in 2019 by an uninsured... (more story)

Water intrusion from flooding caused a lithium explosion at a storage facility in Wisconsin in 2018. On Thursday, a state appeals court ruled that an insurer must defend the facility's landlord against counterclaims made by a home essentials company that had stored the lithium for battery research and development. (Lucas Aguayo Araos/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Wis. Panel Says Insurer Must Defend Lithium Explosion Suit

A Wisconsin appeals court panel said that a QBE North America unit must defend a landlord against counterclaims stemming from a lithium explosion caused by water intrusion, finding the allegations in the suit ... (more story)

Wash. Judge Tosses Brokerage's Text Blast Coverage Row

A Washington federal judge dismissed an insurer's dispute over coverage of an underlying suit alleging that a real estate brokerage violated state consumer protection laws by sending unsolicited promotional te... (more story)

Gas Station Owner Tells 11th Circ. Pollution Cleanup Covered

A Florida gas station operator urged the Eleventh Circuit to reverse a lower court's judgment relieving an insurer of covering cleanup costs for a pollution incident on the grounds that the incident was discov... (more story)

US Must Cover Hawaii Fuel Leak Payment, Insurer Says

A Honolulu-based insurer that paid over half a million dollars to a fast food operator that was forced to temporarily shut down after fuel leaks at a Navy facility contaminated the public water supply told a H... (more story)

Bojangles Frees Another Insurer Over Rape Suit Coverage

Bojangles' largest franchise operator has settled with one of its insurers in a coverage dispute over litigation alleging one of the franchisee's employees raped a minor-age worker at a Georgia restaurant loca... (more story)

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Staffing Co. Wants Broker Out Of $10M Billing Coverage Suit

A medical staffing company asked a Texas federal judge to dismiss its broker from its insurance dispute against a Liberty Mutual unit seeking $10 million in coverage for an overbilling settlement, telling the ... (more story)

No Defense For Tenant's Pneumonia Death Suit, Insurer Says

An insurer told a federal court that it should not have to defend or indemnify a property manager against a lawsuit alleging the manager should have known about potential mold exposure in a home it rented out ... (more story)

The plaintiffs in two class actions regarding a data breach say consolidation would decrease delay and confusion about the two suits while also saving time and money for the parties involved. (
Orrick Data Breach Suits Targeted For Consolidation In Calif.

The plaintiffs in two class actions against Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP regarding a data breach the firm had in March filed a motion in federal court on Thursday to combine the suits.

Insurer Gets COVID-19 Test Reimbursement Suit Tossed

A Connecticut federal court tossed a medical practice chain's suit claiming that a third-party health plan administrator failed to properly reimburse its COVID-19 testing costs, finding that the chain does not... (more story)

No Coverage For Ill. Atty's Embezzlement Dispute, Court Told

An insurer asked an Illinois federal court to find that it need not defend or indemnify an attorney under two professional liability policies for two underlying complaints that allege the attorney used his acc... (more story)

Lloyd's, Flooring Co. Agree To End Dispute Over $2.8M Fire

A group of insurers has agreed to dismiss claims against a flooring company accused of causing a fire at a New Orleans high school resulting in $2.8 million in property damage, the insurers told a Louisiana federal court.

NC Court Forces Spouse To Return Agency Assets In IP Row

The North Carolina Business Court ordered the husband of an insurance agency owner to hand over the business records and assets he locked away from her, reasoning that the wife is likely to win on a claim that... (more story)