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Tag Archives: Liability insurance
By Greg Johnson. A 2014 decision of the South Carolina Supreme Court decision invalidating a household (a/k/a “family” or “intra-family”) “step-down” (a/k/a “drop-down”) to a personal auto policy caused me to dust off my research from over a decade ago … Continue reading
Insurance: Economic & Intangible Losses (Lost Profits, Idle Time, Increased Overhead, Liquidated Damages, Diminution in Value & Suppressed Rentals, Etc.
Faulty workmanship can produce several different types of injuries in addition to the typical claim involving physical injury to other property. Faulty or defective work can cause, and contractors may be confronted with claims alleging, numerous types of economic and … Continue reading
By Greg Johnson. It’s back to square one for some residential contractors. In Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. v. Wollak Construction, Inc., Civ. File No. 10-350 (RHK/LIB) (D. Minn. 10/15/2010), the federal district court, applying Minnesota law, held that the “your … Continue reading
CGL Coverage: Latent Defects and Continuous, Progressive or Recurring Damages (Allocation of Liability)
By Greg Johnson. Which CGL policy (or policies) will apply in a property damage claim involving continuing, progressive or recurring damages? Whether the underlying claim is one of environmental liability, asbestos, construction defect or products liability, claims involving damages which extend … Continue reading
Many states recognize that a liability insurer is not obligated to pay for the defense of a claim until it is notified of the suit. See, e.g., Home Ins. Co. v. National Union Fire Ins. of Pittsburgh, 658 N.W.2d 522, … Continue reading
This post is a continuation of the series “Minnesota CGL: Getting a Handle on Large Construction Defect Claims.” This post (Part VI) is the first of several posts which address additional insured (AI) coverage for a general contractor under the … Continue reading
This post (Part IV) is a continuation of my multiple part series “Minnesota CGL: Getting a Handle on Large Construction Defect Claims.” (You may want to read the prior posts in this series to catch up). This post addresses the specific requirements … Continue reading