Between the Lines

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

Archive for August, 2013

Posted In: Construction Defects

The Connecticut Supreme Court’s Summer of Insurance — Part II: GL Policies May Provide Coverage for Some Damage Caused by Defective Construction

When a general contractor seeks coverage under its general liability policy for losses resulting from defective work on a construction project, disputes inevitably follow.  Typically contested issues include whether there…

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Posted In: Environmental and Toxic Torts

Pollution Coverage May Be Elusive, Even Under a Pollution Liability Policy

If you are buying insurance for a formerly polluted site, be careful – you may not be buying as much protection as you thought. A recent Superior Court decision has…

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Posted In: Policy Construction

Connecticut Supreme Court’s Summer of Insurance – Part I: Multiple Claims Arising from the Same Fire Are Not “Related”

In the last two months, the Connecticut Supreme Court decided three separate insurance coverage disputes, each of which involved significant issues.  This post, the first of three, discusses the Court’s…

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Posted In: Uncategorized

Insurer Successfully Limits Exposure on Pre-Judgment Interest

In a creative, but unsuccessful argument, an insured sought coverage for the costs of posting a bond secured after an adverse judgment. The bond was used to release an attachment…

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