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


Homeowner/ Contractor Insurer dispute goes 15 years. Styller v National Fire & Marine Insurance Company Mass App Ct 2019 PARTIES – Homeowner Styller hired contractor FCMNH in 2004 for demo and repair of his home.  FCMNH was insured under a general liability policy by National Fire & Marine. CLAIMS FROM THE WORK Unhappy with the… 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