• Doctor Sues lnsurer for Bad Faith After Default Judgment Forces Settlement

    Doctor Sues lnsurer for Bad Faith After Default Judgment Forces Settlement Cary Ichter, Ichter & Davis, Atlanta (Courtesy photo) An Augusta, Georgia, physician has sued MagMutual Insurance over claims the insurer failed to respond to a medical malpractice action, resulting in his being declared...

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  • Albion Eng'g Co v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co.

    Albion Eng'g Co v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co. The Third Circuit has ruled that an insurer did not have to defend its insured against a competitor's lawsuit where the competitor's claims challenged statements the insured made about its own products. Albion Eng'g Co v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co, 2019 U.S....

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  • Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Bad Faith Action Against Insurer

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Bad Faith Action Against Insurer In a case dealing with the very highly charged issue of a bad faith claim against an insurer for failing to settle for the policy limit, the Seventh Circuit, applying Illinois law, determined that this specific insurer did not...

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  • Unlicensed Professional was not Providing “Professional Services”

    Unlicensed Professional was not Providing “Professional Services” The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, narrowly applying the definition of “professional services” determined that the services provided by an individual presenting himself as a counselor did not constitute...

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  • Insurer Owed Duty to Defend to County for Wrongful Imprisonment and Subsequent Injuries

    Insurer Owed Duty to Defend to County for Wrongful Imprisonment and Subsequent Injuries The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has found coverage for a Mississippi county for insurance policies issued decades apart for bodily injury claims suffered by three people wrongfully convicted...

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  • Richardson v. Kinsale Ins. Co.

    Richardson v. Kinsale Ins. Co. A California court has ruled that an escrow company's professional liability insurance did not cover a claim that it negligently failed to follow a client's instructions directing it to pay current and delinquent taxes on property being refinanced. Richardson v....

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  • Rood v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc.

    Rood v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc. Rood v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc. A Nevada court has ruled that an exclusion in a professional liability insurance policy issued to an appraiser precluded coverage of a lawsuit against the appraiser. Rood v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc ., 2019...

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  • Underwriting Fraud

    Underwriting Fraud Summary : When insurance fraud is mentioned, many people think of claims fraud. However fraud can begin before the policy is issued, on the application, and affects property as well as liability coverage. This is common enough that most applications state that...

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  • Miscellaneous Professional Liability Analysis

    Miscellaneous Professional Liability Analysis Includes copyrighted material of Insurance Services Office, Inc., with its permission. Summary: Miscellaneous professional liability is sometimes called Errors and Omissions liability. It protects businesses and individuals against claims made for...

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  • JOHNSON AND JOHNSON AND TOXIC PRODUCTS LIABILITY

    JOHNSON AND JOHNSON AND TOXIC PRODUCTS LIABILITY Summary: We've seen it before with lead paint, tobacco products, ignition switches, and asbestos building materials, a class action lawsuit can quickly become a nightmare for insurance providers. In the recent past several juries have handed down...

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