In Vidi v. Cumberland Mut. Fire Ins. Co., the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, examined two claims made on a commercial property insurance policy. The insured property was a small shopping center with a second-floor apartment. At the time of the losses, all three commercial units were vacant. The first claim concerned a sewage… Read More

In Lenick Construction, Inc. v. Selective Way Ins. Co., the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit examined a demand for defense and indemnification submitted by a subcontractor to its commercial general liability insurer. The claim arose from a lawsuit by a condominium association against a general contractor, alleging that the condominium units… Read More

In 7001 East 71st Street LLC v. Continental Cas. Co., the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit examined a claim under a commercial insurance policy for damage to a shopping center caused by Superstorm Sandy. The claim occurred when a windstorm caused damage to the roof of the center, allowing rainwater to… Read More

In McIlmail v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Superior Court analyzed a discovery request in a case regarding allegations of child molestation by a priest. Counsel for the defendant Archdiocese retained a private investigator to conduct witness interviews. Plaintiff’s counsel sought to obtain the investigator’s notes of these interviews. During a discovery conference, the trial… Read More

In Century Surety Co. v. Seidel, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit examined a demand for coverage under a commercial general liability policy for an incident arising from the sexual assault of a minor by the owner of the insured restaurant. The minor was in the restaurant for a job interview… Read More

In Toussie v. Allstate Ins. Co., the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York considered a preservation order entered in a lawsuit regarding a homeowners’ insurance claim for the loss of personal property following Superstorm Sandy. The policyholders specifically contended that after their home sustained serious damage, thieves entered the residence… Read More

In Global Energy Efficiency Holdings, Inc. and Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. v. William Penn Life Ins. Co. of New York, the Supreme Court of Bronx County, New York considered a motion for summary judgment in an action regarding the denial of a life insurance claim. The policyholder was a company that purchased two life… Read More

In Liberty Surplus Insurance Corp. v. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Co., the California Supreme Court answered a question certified by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding the availability of coverage under a commercial general liability policy for a lawsuit alleging the negligent hiring, retention, and supervision of an employee who… Read More