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
Mass corporation liable for unauthorized guarantee due to shoddy corporate paperwork and inaction after learning. People’s United Bank v B&B Fire Protection Inc. Mass App… Read More »Lack of Respect for Corporate Formalities Puts Company on the Hook for Guarantee
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.
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
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If your insurer sends a “Reservation of Rights” letter, you can choose your own lawyer (not one assigned by the insurance company) and the insurer… Read More »Reasonable Attorney’s fees When Insurer Issues a Reservation of Rights
Rass and Tulshian developed sauces and sold them to Trader Joes but did nothing to protect their trade secrets. Rass decided to cut Tulshian out… Read More »Sauce Maker’s Insurer Pays for Emails Badmouthing Competitor &/Or Its Sauces
Corporations and LLC’s are considered to be legal individuals, and while people can go to court without a lawyer and represent themselves (pro se), the… Read More »Does a Corporation or LLC Need a Lawyer in Massachusetts’ Courts?
Review of No Man’s Land – A Survival Guide for Growing Midsize Companies by Doug Tatum Portfolio Books 2008 This book is aimed at… Read More »Risks for Growing Middle Sized Companies