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Feb 28 2020

Insurance Law – 2/28/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney Partner Michael Aylward covers decisions from the Fifth and Eighth Circuits, California, New Jersey, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin courts, recent developments in the insurance industry and more.

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Feb 21 2020

Insurance Law – 2/21/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses a surprising new opinion from the Wisconsin Supreme Court freeing liability insurers from a finding that they breached a duty to defend and must reimburse attorney's fees so long as they have followed the approved procedure and sought declaratory relief in the interim. This week's issue also considers a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling barred assignments to unlicensed public adjustments and a troubling new claims made "notice" ruling from the Ninth Circuit applying Washington law.

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Feb 14 2020

Insurance Law – 2/14/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses a new Eighth Circuit opinion restricting the scope of “business risk” exclusion in construction defect cases as well as a new Nebraska Supreme Court ruling concerning “household reduction” exclusions.

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Feb 7 2020

Insurance Law – 2/7/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses an important new Delaware ruling denying coverage for intentional assaults as well as a ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court limiting the application of professional services exclusions you malicious prosecution claims.

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Jan 31 2020

Insurance Law – 1/31/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney Partner Michael Aylward discusses an interesting new pollution exclusion ruling for Texas, an Illinois Supreme Court ruling sustaining anti-stacking of Auto policy limits and a potentially consequential opinion from Maryland on the issue of whether ransomware attacks cause “direct physical loss.”

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Jan 24 2020

Insurance Law – 1/24/2020

In this week’s issue of Insurance Law, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses an important new ruling from the Supreme Judicial Court upholding the right of “innocent co-insureds” to obtain coverage for losses caused by other insureds, as well as a landmark (but as yet unpublished!) decision from the California Court of Appeal discussing whether “Walker Process” claims arising out of fraudulent patent applications to the U.S. PTO may trigger “malicious prosecution” coverage.”

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Jan 17 2020

Insurance Law – 1/17/2020

In this week’s issue of Insurance Law, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses an important new ruling from the New Hampshire Supreme Court that upheld a one year limitation period for first party claims and rejected an insured’s arguments of estoppel, and a Washington Supreme Court decision on a controversial 2019 case ruling that a certificate of insurance can confer coverage on third party even where no additional insured coverage was provided under the policy at issue.

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Jan 10 2020

Insurance Law – 1/10/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses two interesting new first party rulings from the federal courts of appeal in Florida and Ohio, and an important new ruling from the Montana Supreme Court holding that a liability insurer does not act in bad faith in paying its policy limit to “settle” claims against its insured even if the underlying claimant refuses to sign a release confirming the settlement.

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Dec 31 2019

Insurance Law 2019: The Year in Review

At year’s end, Boston partner Michael Aylward surveys the major insurance coverage and bad faith cases that were decided in 2019, together with an analysis of recent industry and liability claim trends and a forecast of pending coverage appeals that are soon to be decided.

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Dec 27 2019

Insurance Law – 12/27/2019

In his concluding insurance coverage newsletter of 2019, Boston partner Michael Aylward analyzes a significant new “failure to settle” bad faith case out of Florida together with diverse rulings involving intellectual property claims in the music industry and the duty to defend construction defect claims in Illinois.

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