In our August 1, 2012 blog entry titled “Insurance Coverage for Wage and Hour Litigation Claims,” we discussed the recent surge in wage and hour litigation and the potential for insurance coverage related to wage and hour lawsuits … Continue reading
Posted: May 23, 2013
In the last two months, the United States Supreme Court granted review in two cases involving the limits of federal court jurisdiction over foreign companies: DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman, No. 11-965 (cert. granted Apr. 22, 2013), and Walden … Continue reading
Posted: May 09, 2013
In late April 2013, parts of the Mississippi River flooded from an unexpected spate of rainfall that sent the water’s peak, just North of St. Louis, to eleven feet above flood stage. The extreme conditions reportedly caused 200-foot barges to … Continue reading
Posted: May 02, 2013
The first quarter of 2013 was among the busiest yet for developments in the use of social media in litigation.
First, courts have continued to weigh in on the extent to which a party can obtain discovery of an opposing … Continue reading
Posted: Apr 18, 2013
While insurance policies may look the same in structure at first glance, each policy is unique and contains terms, conditions, and definitions that may be different from other policies. Many insurers will utilize a standard form for their policies and … Continue reading
Posted: Apr 16, 2013
Protection of the personal assets of board members and c-suit corporate officers through indemnification and insurance is a challenge for financially troubled companies seeking to retain and hire the best people to help navigate the difficult business climate. SEC and … Continue reading
Posted: Apr 02, 2013
Approximately 1% of the United States population is allergic to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. For these individuals, gluten consumption may result in vomiting, bloating, anemia, osteoporosis, diabetes, and even intestinal cancer. As more consumers discover … Continue reading
Posted: Apr 01, 2013
Insurers frequently attempt to avoid their coverage obligations by contending that their insureds provided late notice of claims or occurrences.
Most jurisdictions follow the commonsense rule that insurers cannot defeat coverage based on allegedly late notice unless they demonstrate that … Continue reading
Posted: Mar 22, 2013
In a significant victory for policyholders, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed a trial court decision that John Crane, Inc. (“Crane”) had no excess coverage for asbestos bodily injury claims. By so ruling, the appeals court clarified Illinois law on the … Continue reading
Posted: Mar 19, 2013
In the recent Plant Insulation case, a California court addressed the evolution of the medical science behind the “continuous” asbestos trigger.
Our firm recently considered precisely this issue in the article Unsettling the Asbestos Dust, recently published in BNA … Continue reading
Posted: Mar 05, 2013