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Reinsurance arbitration clause invalidated; Missouri law

Posted in Contractual Liability, Duty to Defend, Insurance Bad Faith, New Law
In Leonberger v. Missouri United School Insurance Council, a bus driver accidentally killed a student after he left the bus.  There was a lawsuit, and the criminal acts exclusion was raised after the driver pled guilty to the charge of second-degree involuntary manslaughter. After the student’s parents got an $11.5M judgment, the driver sued the… Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court discusses extent of coverage for construction defects under CGL policies

Posted in Contractual Liability, New Case, New Law
In U.S. Metals v. Liberty Mutual, the insured provided flanges to a refinery.  These flanges were welded onto pipes.  When tested by the refinery, they were found to leak, so the refinery replaced them all and sought damages from the insured.  The insured settled with the refinery and sought coverage from its insurer, Liberty Mutual. … Continue Reading

Marine insurance, uberrimae fidei requires reliance; 8th Circuit

Posted in New Law
Following the sinking of a leased barge during a storm, industrial painting contractor, Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. (“Abhe”), filed a claim for insurance coverage. Abhe invoked a Protection and Indemnity insurance policy issued by maritime underwriters, St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company (“St. Paul Fire”), as part of a package marine insurance policy. St.… Continue Reading

Per claim deductible precludes coverage for junk faxes 8th Circuit

Posted in Contractual Liability, Duty to Defend, New Law
In Western Heritage Insurance v. Asphalt Wizards, Asphalt Wizards was sued by Fun Services of Kansas City for sending junk faxes per the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227). Fun Services wanted statutory damages of $500 per fax and damages for conversion resulting from the use of its fax machine. Western Heritage… Continue Reading
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