A businessman’s commercial general liability policy covered a $1.7 million class settlement of federal “junk fax” claims, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled.
American Family Life Assurance Company (Aflac) could compel arbitration of state-law claims challenging the distribution of death benefits under an accident insurance policy, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.
An insurance company sued for bad faith could prevent the discovery of the plaintiff’s claims file only to the extent that the file included privileged attorney communications, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled.
State law protecting confidential medical information bars an attorney retained by a malpractice insurer from conducting an ex parte interview with a treating doctor who is not a party to the patient’s lawsuit, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A “business use” exclusion in a trucking policy precluded coverage for a semi-tractor that was involved in an accident before the driver picked up a load, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
An insured may bring a negligence suit against an insurance broker for failure to procure adequate insurance coverage even though the insured accepted the policy without reading it, New York’s highest court has ruled.
A nursing home’s excess insurance carrier could sue the primary insurer’s lawyers for their alleged professional negligence in handling a personal injury claim, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
An insurer had no duty to defend a business sued under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for sending unsolicited faxes, the Illinois Appellate Court has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.
An insurance company that provided foster care liability insurance did not owe a duty of good faith to a foster child who died from neglect, the 10th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
A teenager was entitled to underinsured motorist coverage for injuries sustained in a vehicle that was not listed on her father’s automobile insurance policy, the 7th Circuit has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.