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28 02, 2024

Jury Must Decide If Virginia Sheriff’s Killing of Dog Was Constitutional

By | February 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jury Must Decide If Virginia Sheriff’s Killing of Dog Was Constitutional

A Virginia deputy sheriff must face a jury over whether his shooting to death of a dog was justified or if it was unconstitutional before it can be determined if he is entitled to qualified immunity, a federal appeals court …

1 02, 2024

Pennsylvaia Counties Still Restoring Systems After Cyber Incidents

By | February 1st, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pennsylvaia Counties Still Restoring Systems After Cyber Incidents

Two Pennsylvania county governments — Bucks and Washington— reported some progress this week restoring computer systems and overcoming the effects of cyber incidents. But both still have work to do to return to business-as-usual more than a week after they …

22 12, 2023

State’s High Court Asked to Define ‘Surface Waters’ Under Flood Coverage

By | December 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on State’s High Court Asked to Define ‘Surface Waters’ Under Flood Coverage

Do “surface waters” covered by property flood insurance include rainwater that accumulated on an enclosed roof one or more stories above the ground? The landlord and operator of a suburban Massachusetts hospital disagree with their insurers on the answer to …

8 09, 2023

Allstate Wins Trade Secret Tiff With Former Agents

By | September 8th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Allstate Wins Trade Secret Tiff With Former Agents

Allstate Insurance has emerged victorious in litigation against two of its former exclusive agents who used and refused to return Allstate spreadsheets with policyholder information after the insurer terminated their agency contracts. Allstate pursued and won claims against the agents …

1 09, 2023

Judge Orders Camden Diocese to Rework Bankruptcy Plan After Insurers’ Complaints

By | September 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Judge Orders Camden Diocese to Rework Bankruptcy Plan After Insurers’ Complaints

The Catholic Diocese of Camden, New Jersey must rework its bankruptcy plan to better protect insurers from invalid and inflated sexual abuse claims and unreasonable attorneys’ fees. Citing some concerns raised by insurers, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jerrold Poslusny Jr. declined …

22 08, 2023

San Francisco Archdiocese Files for Bankruptcy Citing More Than 500 Sex Abuse Claims

By | August 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on San Francisco Archdiocese Files for Bankruptcy Citing More Than 500 Sex Abuse Claims

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco has filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The church said the filing is necessary to manage the more than 500 lawsuits alleging child sexual …

22 08, 2023

Judge Tosses Erie Lawsuit Over Maryland’s Handling of Redlining Allegations

By | August 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Judge Tosses Erie Lawsuit Over Maryland’s Handling of Redlining Allegations

A federal judge has dismissed an Erie Insurance complaint over how the Maryland insurance regulator has been handling allegations that the insurer unfairly discriminated against communities served by Black insurance agents in the Baltimore area. On June 12, Judge Julie …

12 07, 2023

Agent’s Failure to Disclose Dog Comes Back to Bite Homeowner

By | July 12th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Agent’s Failure to Disclose Dog Comes Back to Bite Homeowner

A Connecticut homeowner who is being sued by a woman who alleges his dog bit her in the face is not entitled to insurance coverage because his home insurance application, which was completed by his insurance agent, indicated he did …

11 07, 2023

Workers’ Compensation Undercuts Employer Liability Exclusion, 3d Circuit Rules

By | July 11th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Workers’ Compensation Undercuts Employer Liability Exclusion, 3d Circuit Rules

Since workers’ compensation shields an employer from liability, an insurer may not be able to rely on an employer liability exclusion in a commercial general liability policy to avoid claims. That’s the potentially costly message a federal appeals court has …

11 07, 2023

Workers’ Compensation Undercuts Employer Liability Exclusion, U.S. Appeals Court Rules

By | July 11th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Workers’ Compensation Undercuts Employer Liability Exclusion, U.S. Appeals Court Rules

Since workers’ compensation shields an employer from liability, an insurer may not be able to rely on an employer liability exclusion in a commercial general liability policy to avoid claims. That’s the potentially costly message a federal appeals court has …