Schwartz, Conroy & Hack General liability insurance policies typically contain several exclusions. One of the most common of these is the exclusion barring coverage for liability that the policyholder assumes through contracts with other parties. Depending on your business, it may be advisable to purchase a contractual liability endorsement as an add-on to your general… Continue reading The Contractual Liability Exclusion In Insurance Contracts
Schwartz, Conroy & Hack Punitive damage awards. While your commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policy may provide coverage for punitive damages, coverage will also depend on the public policy in the state whose law governs the dispute. What Are Punitive Damages? Unlike compensatory damages, which compensate a plaintiff for injury or other losses caused by… Continue reading Are Punitive Damages Covered By Commercial General Liability Insurance?
Joshua LaBar | Plunkett Cooney The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals answered the following certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit: “At what point in time does bodily injury occur to trigger insurance coverage for claims stemming from chemical exposure or other analogous harm that contributed to the development… Continue reading Continuous-Trigger theory, Construction Defects Coverage Update
Eric M. Clarkson | SDV Insights In the construction sector, the importance of closely vetting downstream parties’ insurance has never been more critical. The markets have been hardening with no seeming end in sight and carriers are looking for any way to get an edge. Owners and general contractors need to be on the lookout… Continue reading Creeping Incrementalism in Downstream Insurance: Carriers are Stretching Standard CGL Concepts to Untenable Limits
william C. Wagner | Taft Stettinius & Hollister Corporate executives wondering just how valuable a duty to defend is under a standard commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policy should pay attention to an eye-opening case — involving $91.5 million in defense costs. Picture this scenario: companies of all sizes invest in CGL insurance to shield… Continue reading How A $1 Million CGL Insurance Policy Unleashed A $91.5 Million Win