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Kansas Family’s Insurance Pays After Boy Topples Sculpture

A Kansas city has received $107,000 from a family’s insurance company after a 5-year-old boy accidentally knocked over a $132,000 sculpture at a community center. Sarah Goodman tells the Kansas City Star the incident happened last month at Overland Park’s …

Illinois Town Residents Seek Normalcy After Gas Blast

The fiery house explosion that rocked a quiet Marengo, Ill., neighborhood one year ago still haunts residents who live nearby. Most damaged houses have been repaired or rebuilt. Many displaced residents have moved back in and carried on with whatever …

Weinstein Seeks Jurors’ Ruling on Sex Assault Insurance Coverage

Harvey Weinstein wants jurors to decide whether Chubb Ltd. and other insurers are acting in “bad faith” by refusing to pay to defend him against nearly a dozen lawsuits accusing him of assaulting or sexually harassing women over a period …

What’s in a Name? Insurance Coverage?

Are insureds required to notify the insurance company of a change in business form and structure after the inception of the initial policy? This issue recently came before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Christy …

Pennsylvania Law Firm Oldest in U.S.

So this is what history looks like in real time. For nearly 231 years, lawyers for Rawle & Henderson L.L.P. have been plying courthouses in Philadelphia for clients with urgent legal needs, and that would make it the oldest law …

Agent Liability Limited by Indiana Court, Expanded in New York

Policyholders rely on their insurance agents to acquire insurance coverage. Generally an agent has a duty to obtain the requested coverage with reasonable care and diligence or inform the client of his inability to do so, but the agent has …

Michigan Village Could Lose Liability Insurance Coverage

A small village in Saginaw County, Mich., is facing the prospect of losing its insurance coverage following issues including a number of lawsuits against its officials and police chief. The Saginaw News reports the lawsuits and mounting legal costs have …

Two Coverage Cases Wind Their Way Through the California Supreme Court

This year, it is likely that the California Supreme Court will issue decisions involving two interesting insurance coverage matters. One decision will address insureds’ ability to transfer their rights under liability policies after mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings; the other …

Sorrento Police Department Still Lacks Liability Insurance

As the new year begins, the law enforcement situation in Sorrento, La.,which lost its police department insurance coverage in November, remains murky. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide law enforcement at no charge for the town through …

Insurance Not Likely to Cover Corral Fire Damage

Insurance policies belonging to the Montana man who started the 2012 Corral fire likely won’t be enough to cover the damage to surrounding properties. Attorneys tell the Independent Record in a story on Saturday that Robert Fitte has about $1.3 …