Between the Lines

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

Archive for May, 2017

Posted In: Policy Application

Attempt to Void Coverage Has No Teeth Due to Ambiguities in Policy Application

It is well-established that ambiguities in an insurance policy are construed against an insurer.  In Schultz v. Tilley, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has confirmed that this principle applies equally to…

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Spoiled Scallops are an Occurrence Under a General Liability Policy

The Massachusetts Appeals Court Recalibrates from its Narrow Interpretation of an Occurrence in a 2014 Tree-Clearing Case Most general liability policies provide coverage for property damage caused by an “occurrence,”…

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