Between the Lines

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

Archive for September, 2012

Posted In: Employment Claims

NO SOUP FOR YOU! (Part II)

No Coverage For Massachusetts Tips Cases, Say Three Trial Court Judges This is the second of three posts on recent Massachusetts tips act coverage cases.  The first post is here….

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Posted In: Employment Claims

NO SOUP FOR YOU! (Part I)

No Coverage For Massachusetts Tips Cases, Say Three Trial Court Judges Tips cases – claims that restaurants or other employers improperly pooled or failed to distribute gratuities – are increasingly…

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Posted In: Property Coverage

First Circuit and District of Massachusetts Wade Into Flood Insurance Issues

The First Circuit has not had much occasion in the past to opine on issues under the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”).  Its recent decision in McGair v. American Bankers…

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Posted In: Duty to Defend

The Insured May Not Always Get to Pick Its Own Counsel. Really!!!

A bane of many insurers is that where there is complex litigation, there is invariably a reservation of rights.  And where there is a reservation of rights, the insured invariably…

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Posted In: Uncategorized

Seepage or Surface Water? No Need to Split Hairs if an ACC Clause Applies.

In two earlier posts (Water, Water Everywhere and Concurrent Confusion), we discussed anti-concurrent causation (ACC) clauses.  ACC clauses are provisions in insurance policies (typically first-party policies) that state that if…

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