Between the Lines

A Discussion of Case Law and Statutory Law Affecting Commercial Lines of Insurance

Archive for March, 2012

Posted In: Contract Claims

No Coverage for Breach of Contract Claims

A frequently litigated issue is whether liability policies cover breach of contract claims. In López v. Medina v. Marsh USA, Inc., et al., 2012 WL 229856 (1st Cir.), the First…

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Posted In: Loss of Use

Can You Hear Me Now? Coverage for “Loss of Use” Does Not Include Most Repair and Replacement Costs

The First Circuit has addressed the issue of what constitutes “loss of use” damages in the context of a coverage dispute arising from wireless network outages.  Vicor Corp. v. Vigilant…

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Posted In: Uncategorized

SJC Ruling Could Expose Insurers to Very Large Damages in Bad Faith Cases

The SJC of Massachusetts has made a bold move in recent case involving bad faith claims.  The decision,  AIG v. Rhodes, decided February 10, has potential to dramatically increase an…

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Posted In: Practice and Procedure

Insurers May Have a Harder Time Moving Bad Faith Cases to the Business Law Section

Insurers sued in Massachusetts on coverage and bad faith issues often want to move the case to the Business Law Section (“BLS”) of the Suffolk Superior Court.  Those requests appear…

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Posted In: Uncategorized

Welcome to Between the Lines

Thank you for visiting Between the Lines, a blog that comes to you from the Insurance Practice Group at the law firm of Anderson & Kreiger LLP in Cambridge, Massachusetts. …

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