FACTS A 23 year old ballerina student brought claims of sexual assault occurring on a work-related trip far from home, against a 43 year old… Read More »Business Insurance doesn’t reach these assault claims
General Contractor Blocked from Enjoying Additional Insured Defense Coverage Due to the Cross-Liability Exclusion
Recent Massachusetts Appeals Court unpublished decision adds to confusion over the already complex system for additional insured coverage. Phoenix Bay State v First Financial Insurance… Read More »General Contractor Blocked from Enjoying Additional Insured Defense Coverage Due to the Cross-Liability Exclusion
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
PARTIES AND FACTS Wegmans grocery store was constructing a store in Burlington Massachusetts. It hired two companies to work on the project. Aerotek contracted with… Read More »Interesting Questions Deflected by Local Court to be Decided by Forum Identified in Agreement
Homeowner/ Contractor Insurer dispute goes 15 years. Styller v National Fire & Marine Insurance Company Mass App Ct 2019 PARTIES – Homeowner Styller hired contractor… Read More »INSURER OWES NO ATTORNEY’S FEES ON VERDICT ON UNCOVERED CLAIMS
Mass SJC 2019 case Donis v American Waste Services LLC Parties Employee = Donis Employer = AWS LLC Public Entities = Towns State Department of… Read More »Updated Pay Rates Apply on Mass Public Jobs – Whether the employer gets the update memo or not.
The Windsor School (Owner) hired the contractor (LKC) to build a new gymnasium. LKC hired a subcontractor to lay the floor. Within months of completion,… Read More »Court Bounces Insurance Claim for Cost of Fixing Gym Floor
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.