Additional insured status useless due to anti-indemnity laws MAXIM CRANE WORKS, LP v. ZURICH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, Dist. Court, SD Texas 2019 FACTS Crane lessor Maxim leased its crane ‘as is’ to Berkel on a Skanska job. Maxim became additional insured on Berkel’s Zurich general liability policy. Berkel, a Skanska subcontractor was enrolled in the… Read More


Five-year litigation over $16,000 ends with upholding of triple damages and attorney’s fees award. For most kinds of cases, attorneys’ fees are not a part of recoverable damage. Bad faith business practice cases based on Massachusetts law GL c. 93a– if found by a judge (not a jury), after trial, can permit recovery of attorney’s… Read More


The insurance requirements worked in this 2018 North Carolina case, in forcing the lower tier sub’s primary general liability and umbrella insurers to pay for defense and for the amount of the settled claim. Continental Cas. Co. v. Amerisure Ins. Co., Typical claim arrangement.  Injury to employee of sub-sub.  Lawsuit against Sub, General and Owner. Four… Read More