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It’s a Fine Line: Interpreting Status-Based Exclusions

Insurance companies and their adjusting staff are well aware of basic policy interpretive rules. When determining whether the insurance company has a duty to defend a tendered complaint, the rules are stacked against the insurance company, and in favor of …

New York Court Finds Ambiguity in Exception for Explosions

A New York appellate court recently issued one of the more interesting policy interpretation decisions, highlighting the importance of clearly drafted policies and exhibiting the well-settled principle that any ambiguity in a policy should be construed liberally in favor of …