Expert Analysis

Superfund Site Reopenings Carry Insured Risk, Opportunity

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's reported plans to reopen certain Superfund sites citing the presence of... (more story)

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)

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Texas Landlord, AIG Unit Settle Hail Damage Coverage Row

An AIG unit reached a settlement resolving a Texas landlord's claims it wrongfully denied coverage for property damage from a June 2020 hailstorm, ending the plaintiff's bid to recover nearly $318,000 from the insurer.

No Building Defect Coverage For Pulte, Insurer Says

Acuity Insurance pushed back against a suit filed in New Mexico federal court by PulteGroup Inc. affiliates seeking coverage for defective construction claims, arguing that it owes nothing to the homebuilder u... (more story)

A vehicle drives through a flooded street in Miami after Hurricane Irma struck in 2017. On Monday, an insurer continued its quest for an immediate appeal of a lower court's order compelling appraisal in a Florida condo association's suit over Irma damage. (Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Insurer Again Asks For 11th Circ. Rehearing In Appraisal Order

An insurer again said the Eleventh Circuit was wrong to deny appeals jurisdiction in what is the carrier's third court battle aimed at preventing appraisal of 2017 Hurricane Irma damage at a Florida condo, cla... (more story)

Insurers Say Power Supply Co. Owes $18.7M Over Explosion

Insurers for an industrial company told an Ohio federal court that the company that installed their insured's power supply units must foot the bill for an $18.7 million "catastrophic explosion" at the insured'... (more story)

2nd Circ. Skeptical Of Insurer's Bid To Compel Arbitration

The Second Circuit appeared skeptical Monday of Travelers Indemnity Co.'s contention that an independent school district in Texas can be compelled to arbitrate its claims against the carrier in Connecticut on ... (more story)

Title Insurer Settles Coverage Dispute Over Lost Land Value

A real estate company and a title insurer notified a Texas federal court that the parties finalized a settlement, ending a coverage row alleging that the company's land diminished in value and was subject to u... (more story)

Liberty Mutual Trots Away From Horse Stampede Suit

A Washington federal judge tossed a couple's property damage coverage suit against Liberty Mutual Group Inc. and one of its units, finding that losses caused by their neighbors' stampeding horses were plainly ... (more story)

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Insurer Sues HVAC Co. For $1M Over Falling Death Settlement

An Iowa-based insurer of a Texas general contractor told a Texas federal judge that a heating, ventilation and air conditioning subcontractor owes it $1 million to cover its payments toward a settlement in a w... (more story)

Conn. Panel Affirms Insurer's Win In Crash Coverage Dispute

A Liberty Mutual unit has no duty to defend or indemnify a couple in a suit over injuries that a man sustained in a drunk driving crash involving the couple's minor child, a Connecticut appeals court affirmed ... (more story)

Travelers argued to a Texas federal court that it should not have to defend Ericsson over underlying claims that it participated in a bribery scheme with terrorist groups. (Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images)
Travelers Says No Coverage In Ericsson Terrorist Bribery Suit

Travelers told a Texas federal court Tuesday it should have no duty to defend or indemnify Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson Inc. over claims that it engaged in a "global bribery scheme" with foreign t... (more story)

SD Justices Uphold Insurer's Win Over Contaminated Wheat

The South Dakota Supreme Court unanimously affirmed a win for State Farm in a dispute over coverage for the delivery of wheat contaminated with fertilizer, finding a pollution exclusion in an automobile policy... (more story)

Tesla Seeks Defense After Texas Worker's Death

Tesla Inc. asked a Texas federal court to force Travelers Property and Casualty Co. of America to defend it against a wrongful death suit involving a construction worker at a company factory in Austin, claimin... (more story)

Special Master Orders Travelers Atty To Sit For PFAS Depo

A Travelers Indemnity Co. attorney must be compelled to sit for a deposition in a PFAS coverage suit launched against the insurer by footwear company Wolverine World Wide Inc., a special master in the lawsuit ... (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)

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Insurer Says No Coverage For 2 Lab Embezzlement Suits

An insurer told an Illinois federal court Tuesday that it has no obligation to defend or indemnify a property management company or its owner in two underlying suits accusing the owner of embezzling from a med... (more story)

Insurer Urges 2nd Circ. To Uphold No Defense Ruling

An insurer urged the Second Circuit to affirm a ruling which found that it has no duty to defend Paraco Gas Corp. and its executives in a family shareholder dispute, saying a New York federal judge correctly f... (more story)

A Pennsylvania federal judge scolded Apollo Global Management on Monday for its late request to opt out of a nearly $110 million class action settlement over a life insurance company's rate hikes. (Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Private Equity Firm Can't Opt Out Of $110M Settlement Late

A Pennsylvania federal judge denied a private equity firm’s late bid to opt out of a nearly $110 million class action settlement over a life insurance company’s rate hikes, finding that accepting the firm’s bi... (more story)

Car Service Co. Accused Of Selling Noncompliant Contracts

A Spokane, Washington, woman has lodged a putative class action accusing a vehicle service contract provider and its insurer of violating state law by illegally selling and issuing noncompliant service contrac... (more story)

Insurer, Staffing Co. Drop $10M Overbilling Coverage Row

A dispute between a healthcare staffing company and a Liberty Mutual unit over $10 million in excess liability coverage for an underlying emergency room overbilling settlement was dropped by both parties Monda... (more story)

Wine Co. Sues Chubb Unit For Coverage Of $1.5M Hack

A wine merchant said a Chubb unit owes it coverage for the near $1.5 million that it lost at the hands of a hacker, telling a New York federal court that the insurer improperly applied the "smallest limit of c... (more story)

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)