Theodore (Ted) J. Mlynar andRobert M. Fettman | Hogan Lovells | May 23, 2019 In the last several years, we have seen a new crop of digital products and services enter the lexicon of the insurance industry. And with these, inevitably comes a myriad array of insurance regulatory issues. Usage-based insurance, peer-to-peer insurance, machine-learning algorithms,… Continue reading How Blockchain and Smart Contracts will Change the Face of Insurance in the U.S.
Ashley Veitenheimer | Kane Russell Coleman Logan | May 22, 2019 The insuring agreement in most commercial general liability policies states that the carrier “will pay those sums that the insured becomes legally obligated to pay as damages because of…’property damage’ to which this insurance applies.” In addition, most policies exclude coverage for the defective work… Continue reading “Rip-and-Tear Damages” In Construction: A Roadmap For Coverage Where None Existed?
Victor Jacobellis | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog | May 24, 2019 The California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Act outlines specific insurer conduct prohibited and considered unfair to insureds. Identifying prohibited insurer conduct and effectively communicating to a carrier it committed prohibited acts will lead to better claim results. This a better practice than just merely accusing… Continue reading What Insurer Conduct Is Prohibited and Considered Unfair Under California Law? A Quick Guide to Holding an Insurer Accountable
Lawrence J. Bracken II, Michael S. Levine and Alexander D. Russo | Hunton Andrews Kurth | April 15, 2019 The Southern District of Georgia recently ruled that Evanston Insurance Company is not entitled to summary judgment on whether its policies’ pollution exclusion bars coverage for the release of nitrogen into a warehouse. The case stems from an… Continue reading Georgia Federal Court Says Fact Questions Exist As To Whether Nitrogen Is An “Irritant” or “Contaminant” As Used in Pollution Exclusion
Christopher Konzelmann | The Subrogation Strategist | April 3, 2019 Larsen v. 401 Main St. Inc., 302 Neb. 454 (2019), involved a fire originating in the basement of the Quart House Pub (Pub) in Plattsmouth, Nebraska that spread to and damaged Plattsmouth Chiropractic Center, Inc., a neighboring business. Fire investigators could not enter the building… Continue reading Fire Consultants Cannot Base Opinions on Speculation