• Intentional Act Exclusion and Its Effect on the Duty to Defend

    Intentional Act Exclusion and Its Effect on the Duty to Defend A Court of Appeals in Ohio addressed the issue of whether an insurer had a duty to defend and indemnify the insured after the insured pled to complicity to engage in arson. This case is Black v. Richards, 2010 WL 2546705 (Ohio App. 5...

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  • Occurrence Requirement Under General Liability Coverage Form

    Occurrence Requirement Under General Liability Coverage Form The motion before the court was from the insurer seeking a declaration that it did not owe the insured a duty to defend or to indemnify based on the claims filed against it. The court had to address the issues of the whether an...

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  • "Any Insured" Exclusion Applies To All Insureds

    "Any Insured" Exclusion Applies To All Insureds A New York appellate has rendered an opinion on an exclusion in a liability policy pertaining to “any insured.” This case is Howard & Norman Baker, Ltd. V. American Safety Casualty Insurance Company, 2010 NY Slip Op 06077 (July 13, 2010) ....

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  • Umbrella Coverage and the Definition of Insured

    Umbrella Coverage and the Definition of Insured Umbrella Coverage and the Definition of Insured In Universal Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Paradis , 2008 WL 215867 (Conn., 2008) , automobile dealer Crowley Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc.'s liability insurer, Universal Underwriters Insurance Company, brought...

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