Between the Lines

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

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Primary Policy with Excess “Other Insurance” Clause and “True Excess” Policy Cover Same Level of Risk Based on Policy Language

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Declines To Look Beyond Plain Language Of Policy To Consider Evidence Of Intent.  In Great Divide Ins. Co. v. Lexington Ins. Co., _ Mass. _ (2017),…

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Excess Insurers Have No Duty to Defend Until Primary Coverage is Exhausted – Even in New Hampshire

The State Supreme Court Clears Up Long-Ambiguous Case Law on Excess Coverage The general rule is that an excess insurer’s duty to defend is triggered only when the primary insurer’s…

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