The Oregon Court of Appeals yesterday issued an opinion confirming that Oregon law remains faithful to the bedrock principle in coverage disputes that ambiguities in a policy must be resolved in favor of the insured.
In Warehousing v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 18058 (11th Cir. Sept 22, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling which held that an insured party’s failure to authenticate a document allegedly transferring the right to $1.2 million in insurance proceeds warranted a grant of summary judgment against it.
In our increasingly digital age, we should expect a corresponding increase in the number of insurance claims involving lost data, security breaches, inadvertent dissemination of private information, and similar issues related to technology.
TCPA Lawsuit Quacks Again: Courts Continue to Apply Violation of Statutes Exclusion in Favor of Insurers
The Illinois Appellate Court recently modified and reissued an earlier ruling involving an insurer’s duty to defend and indemnify against an underlying TCPA lawsuit.
Several weeks ago, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a consumer protection bill (Assembly Bill No. 1804) that will allow more policyholders to designate a back-up contact to receive notices from their insurance companies when adverse actions are taken due to nonpayment of premiums.
One of the more distinctive business trends in recent months has been the surge of so-called corporate inversion transactions, in which a domestic U.S. company merges with a non-U.S. company, with the the successor company to be based in the foreign country in order to take advantage of a more favorable corporate tax regime.
September 30, 2014, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2014 regular legislative session.
Yesterday’s post, Texas Insurance Lobbyists Support Bad Insurance Practices promised to show “how the insurance lobby uses ‘think tanks’ and the media – directly referencing yours truly – to manipulate our own elected representatives.”
Most homeowner’s policies issued in New Jersey contain statutes of limitation for filing a lawsuit against an insurance carrier where the homeowner (insured), disagrees with the insurance carrier’s claim payment amount, or refusal to make any payment on a claim.