Tuesday, October 16, 2018
US District Court holds professional liabilty insurer has duty to defend action relating to breakup of law firm
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Attorneys beware: Insurance agents generally have no duty to ensure you have the professional liability insurance coverage you need
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Massachusetts Appeals Court holds that contractual limitations period in life insurance policy does not apply to 93A claim
Friday, June 8, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
The case started in Massachusetts state court and was removed by the insurer to federal court. The federal judge predicted that even though a 1951 decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that there was no coverage for the innocent coinsured under similar facts, if the case were before the SJC today it would hold that there is coverage. He based that prediction on changes to the statute regulating fire insurance policies and on Massachusetts Superior Court decisions.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
Massachusetts Appeals Court holds that under New Hampshire law insurer can settle claim over objection of insured
The lesson here: If you want to have control over whether or not a case against you will be settled, buy a policy that gives you that control.