When Seeking Coverage for Trademark Infringement Policy Exclusions Matter

In a recent case, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a coverage dispute based...

New York Court of Appeals Holds Non-domiciliary RRG Not Covered Under New York Late Disclaimer Rules

The federal Liability Risk Retention Act allows for the creation of industry groups–Risk Retention Groups (“RRG”) or Purchasing Groups–that...

Family Raises Awareness over Loved One’s Mesothelioma Death

Exposure to asbestos is not always obvious at the time. Many people live years or even decades after...

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Late-Notice Defense for Insurance Coverage Is Still a Thing

Notice provisions in insurance policies are there to inform an insurer of a claim in a timely manner...

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How Does the Latest US Supreme Court Ruling on Class Arbitration Affect Reinsurance Arbitration?

The US Supreme Court’s pronouncements on class arbitration have little to do with reinsurance arbitrations.  But, when the...

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How Courts Select Umpires Where The Reinsurance Contract Gives Courts the Power

Some reinsurance contracts have a provision in the arbitration clause that allow the parties to ask a court...

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The Consolidation Circus Continues | Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes Blog

In December 2018, we blogged about a new reinsurance arbitration consolidation case.  We mentioned that the reinsurer filed several...

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Pleading Standards and Consequential Damages In Coverage Disputes

When a policyholder sues its carrier for breach of contract or bad faith, one question that arises is...

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When Arbitrators Exceed Their Powers

When an arbitration panel issues a final award any challenge to that award faces an uphill battle.  That...

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Arbitration of Insurance Coverage Disputes

Coverage disputes between insurance carriers and policyholders are ripe for resolution through arbitration.  ARIAS•U.S. is working on a...