In J.H. v. R&M Tagliareni, LLC, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, examined a lawsuit regarding burns to an infant. The infant was staying at the apartment of his stepmother’s sister and sleeping on a bed next to a radiator. While sleeping, the infant rested his head against the radiator and suffered third-degree burns.… Read More

In KeySpan Gas East Corp. v. Munich Reinsurance Am., Inc., the New York Court of Appeals examined an action against a liability insurer for indemnification of long-tail environmental damage. The plaintiff power company owned two manufactured gas plants that began operations in the late 1880s and early 1900s, and had remained in operation for several… Read More

In Keodalah v. Allstate Ins. Co., the Washington Court of Appeals reviewed an action against an insurer and an adjuster employed by the insurer for statutory insurance bad faith and violation of the state’s Consumer Protection Act, concerning the allegedly improper settlement of an underinsured motorist claim. The trial court dismissed the statutory bad faith… Read More

In Colony Ins. Co. v. AIG Specialty Ins. Co., the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York considered a claim under a professional liability policy brought by Colony Insurance seeking reimbursement for extra-contractual damages paid on a “claims made” commercial general liability policy. The underlying claim concerned a construction defect lawsuit… Read More

In Friedman v. Martinez, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, examined a lawsuit brought by over sixty women alleging that a janitor surreptitiously recorded them through hidden equipment placed in an office building restroom. The women brought suit against numerous defendants, including the janitor, building owner, and management company. The defendants filed a motion… Read More

Affirming New York’s long-standing enforcement of insurance policy suit-limitation provisions, the Second Department upheld the dismissal of a group of Lloyd’s of London insurers from a lawsuit seeking payment for damages due to a fire loss at a Long Island restaurant. On January 13, 2008, a fire occurred at the Bayville Lobster House, a property… Read More

In Allstate Indem. Co. v. Collura, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York considered an interpleader action brought by a homeowners’ insurer. After determining the amount owed on a partial loss claim, the insurer learned that several parties were lienholders with potential entitlements to the insurance proceeds. The lienholders included… Read More

In Moran-Alvardo v. Nevada Court Realty, LLC, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, addressed a liability insurance claim arising from a fall on snow in a shopping center parking lot. After the injured party filed an action against the shopping center owner and a tenant, the property owner filed a third-party indemnification action… Read More