Between the Lines

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

Archive for May, 2013

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Pro Rata Time-on-the-Risk Allocation Applies to Asbestos as well as Environmental Claims

The Massachusetts Appeals Court determined in a recent case that, for purposes of allocation, differences in policy language did not require asbestos bodily injury claims to be treated differently from…

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Posted In: Policy Construction

The Future of Liability Insurance Law?

The American Law Institute met this week. Among other business, it voted on Monday to adopt portions of Tentative Draft No. 1 of its Principles of the Law of Liability…

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Posted In: Agents and Brokers

Who Does a Wholesale Broker Represent?

The Answer:  It Depends. A recent federal District Court case provides a useful review of how courts answer the question whether an insurance intermediary is acting for the insurer or for the…

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