1st Circuit Court of Appeals News

1st Circuit Finds Yacht Insurance Void Because of Owner’s Failure to Disclose

A federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that insurers are entitled to a strict interpretation of a doctrine in maritime law that imposes a duty of “utmost good faith” on parties to marine insurance contracts. The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals …

Court Finds Rental Contract Shifted Liability for Lift Accident to Renter

United Rentals’ insurance carrier is not liable for damages caused by an accident involving one of its electric boom lifts because the small business that rented the equipment signed a contract that, in effect, placed all of the liability on …