Cost of Matching Not Included in Actual Cash Value Payment

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently issued an unpublished opinion in Pellegrino v State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 2014 WL 2446063 (June 2, 2014), addressing whether an…

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Washington Court Addresses “First Party Insured” Requirement in IFCA

A Washington federal district court recently issued an opinion in Cox v. Continental Cas. Co., 2014 WL 2011238 (W.D. Wash. May 16, 2014).  The case addressed several extra-contractual insurance claims brought…

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Insurer Has No Duty to Defend Trademark Infringement Claims Per Ninth Circuit

On June 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a published opinion in Street Surfing, LLC v. Great American E&S Ins. Co., --- F.3d ---,…

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Washington Court Clarifies Duty to Defend in Environmental Cleanup Claims

The Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, issued an opinion on June 2, 2014, addressing what triggers a duty to defend “any suit” in a commercial general liability (CGL) policy…

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Bad Faith and Breach of Contract Claims Redundant Per Court

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently issued an opinion in 433 Main Street Realty LLC v Darwin Nat'l Assur. Co., 2014 WL 1622013 (E.D.N.Y. Apr.…

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