Tag: reservation of rights

Oregon High Court to Tackle Complex Construction Defect IssueSep 09, 2015

Tomorrow, the Oregon Supreme Court will hear argument in a dispute that could change how underlying judgments are treated in construction defect coverage disputes. An insurer is seeking to avoid paying a judgment against its insured in a construction defect case, claiming there was no finding that the judgment only included covered damages. If the court holds for the insurer, it could mean that whenever an insured defends under a…

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Federal Court Judge Has Choice Words for Insurers in Policyholder WinSep 03, 2015

Before ordering Interstate Fire & Casualty Co. and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. to pay a $25.5 million punitive damages judgement that technically was not covered by the policy, U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson had some choice words for the insurers. He accused the insurers of “demonstrating a complete disregard of the insureds’ exposure to punitive damages”; “lull[ing] [the policyholders] into a false sense of security”; and “lurking in the…

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What Were the Top 10 Insurance Coverage Decisions in 2014?Apr 14, 2015

Did you get a chance to check out our selections for the 10 most important insurance coverage decisions in 2014? Data breaches, construction defects, releases of ammonia gas, and sinkholes all provided an extraordinary year in policyholder insurance law. Take a look, and let us know if there were any other cases you found interesting.  What Were the Top 10 Insurance Coverage Decisions in 2014?

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