Between the Lines

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

Archive for January, 2013

Posted In: Self Insurance

Mandatory Coverage Requirements Trump Self-Insured Retention

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has dealt a blow to insurers that rely on a self-insured retention (SIR) to limit coverage to liability in excess of the retention. In Peloquin…

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Posted In: Duty to Defend, Property Coverage, Title Insurance

I Can See For Miles – Title Insurance Covers More Than You Might Think

  Although the duty to defend may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of title insurance, a recent dispute about a view easement in…

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Posted In: Practice and Procedure

First Circuit Frowns on Affidavit Obtained From Claimant by Insured as Part of Settlement, Holds Coverage for Settlement Is Issue for Trial

In another win for Anderson & Kreiger, the First Circuit vacated the District Court’s summary judgment that a corporate insured’s settlement of an employee’s sexual harassment claim was covered under…

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