Jul 2015

The Pennsylvania High Court Approves Insured’s Settlement Absent Its Defending Insurer’s Consent

Eviscerating the consent-to-settle and cooperation provisions typically found in liability policies, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in a 3-2 decision, ruled that an insured being defended under […]
Jul 2015

Seventh Circuit Finds Article III Standing in Neiman Marcus Data Breach

On July 20, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that customers of Neiman Marcus whose payment card information was exposed […]
Jun 2015

Western District of Pennsylvania Rules That Non-Party Insurer May Not Intervene to Assist With Drafting Verdict Slip

A non-party insurer desiring to have input in crafting jury verdict interrogatories in an effort to aid in the determination of coverage obligations must act promptly […]
Jun 2015

Fourth Circuit: Standard AI Endorsement “Plainly Lacks” Vicarious Liability Limitation

The Fourth Circuit has overturned an insurer’s summary judgment victory regarding the scope of the standard additional insured endorsement, which is frequently the focus of coverage […]
Dec 2014

CLIMATE CHANGE ‘Shuffles Off to Buffalo’?

One of the principal challenges facing Property and Casualty Insurers today is effectively evaluating the risk of climate change. Insurers that under-assess this complex threat face […]
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