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… Read More »Construction insurance – expensive because it is incomprehensible
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… Read More »Bad Faith Refusal to Return Security Deposit Costs Commercial Landlord
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… Read More »Contractual risk transfer – this time it worked.
CWC Builders, Inc. v United Specialty Insurance Company US District Court D Mass 2015 FACTS Construction manager CWC, on a residential construction project, required its… Read More »Additional Insured contractor blocked from GL Coverage by Sub’s Residential Exclusion
Massachusetts’ top court had to decide – whose rules rule private helicopter landing sites. In Roma III v Board of Appeals of Rockport SJC 12278… Read More »Court mulls whose rules govern private helicopter landing sites
What HVAC jobs get Massachusetts prevailing wage? Workers on Massachusetts public construction projects must get paid what are called prevailing wages. Prevailing wage standards generally… Read More »Who says what wages prevail and on what jobs in Massachusetts public construction?
Where arbitration has been agreed to, no claims reach court. Courts are constantly called upon to describe the boundaries of this absolute exclusion. In a… Read More »Arbitration Pulls in Corporation That Didn’t Exist When Principals Agreed to Arbitrate
ISSUE By what standard is bad faith failure to settle measured in Massachusetts? Silva v Norfolk & Dedham Mass App Ct 2017 – set out… Read More »Bad Faith – only if ALL other insurers would have settled
You pay Massachusetts homeowner’s insurance premiums and have for years – now you have a claim for property damage. Maybe your home and some of… Read More »Homeowners Insurance Claims in Massachusetts – How it works
Employers need to protect company data from insider misuse Massachusetts Appeals Court decided a case involving an insurance agency employee who used her work… Read More »Employer Liability – Worker Uses Company Data Access – Customer Gets Threats