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Commercial General Liability Exclusions j. (5) and j. (6) Are Not the Same

Denial of Commercial General Liability Coverage (CGL) coverage for certain types of property damage claims made against contractors or other repair or service business frequently cite exclusions j. (5) and j. (6), or as Randy Maniloff1  has named these exclusions, the “double js.” Put another way, these exclusions are appropriately labeled “double js” because if an insurer is citing one… Read More »Commercial General Liability Exclusions j. (5) and j. (6) Are Not the Same

Explaining Employers Liability Exclusion

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Even when you follow all the necessary safety guidelines and precautions, accidents and worker injuries can happen on a construction jobsite. And when you have numerous sub-contractors involved, who is held liable for paying worker injury claims can get complicated quickly. This article details how the Employers’ Liability exclusion works in a Commercial General Liability policy through a hypothetical claims… Read More »Explaining Employers Liability Exclusion

Protecting Auto Dealer’s Shrinking Inventories During Hail Season

Hail can fall just about anywhere, at any time throughout our country – although it is more prominent in “Hail Alley,” where Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming meet. Unless 100% of an auto dealer’s inventory is stored indoors, it is susceptible to hail-related loss. With 17,000 franchised auto dealers and 45,000 independent used-car dealerships in the U.S., that’s a great deal of assets… Read More »Protecting Auto Dealer’s Shrinking Inventories During Hail Season

Invest in Security Cameras

Authorities say a central New York convenience store’s surveillance cameras caught a man purposely pouring soda on the floor and then faking a fall so he could file an insurance claim against the business. Insurance fraud investigators say the store’s security videotape shows Barnes pouring soda on the floor. Officials say “injured” filed a claim with the stores insurer and later… Read More »Invest in Security Cameras

You’ve Been Served, Brazoria County, TX

The Texas Supreme Court has determined that a lawsuit filed against a “governmental unit” within six months of an incident can be regarded as sufficient notice under the Texas Tort Claims Act. The high court’s ruling reverses the dismissal by the Court of Appeals for the 14th District of Texas of a suit against a Texas county. The case was… Read More »You’ve Been Served, Brazoria County, TX

Zurich Settles Half a Billion Claim

Zurich Financial Services Ltd. and its Farmers Group Inc. subsidiary are paying $455 million to settle a class-action lawsuit challenging management service fees paid to Farmers, Zurich said Thursday. Law suite details you can read on your own – Google is your friend. We just want to point to your attention that Zurich and Farmers Group “do not accept that there… Read More »Zurich Settles Half a Billion Claim

Ban of Texting While Driving Didn’t Reduce Crashes

As for me – it’s too early to judge… As for me, it’s too complicated to prosecute. As far as I can see – people still use their cellphones while driving. They talk and text, and get in trouble. How many time have you noted someone, whose driving style was insulting least to say… and then you noticed that person… Read More »Ban of Texting While Driving Didn’t Reduce Crashes

The Hartford Hit With $14.5 Million Over South Carolina Printer’s Claim

A federal jury in South Carolina has awarded $14.5 million in damages to a South Carolina printing company against The Hartford insurance company in a case where the insurer believed a claim for a major fire loss in 2008 was arson. In March 2008, investigators said someone sprinkled fuel to set 11 different fires in the building of Genesis Press.… Read More »The Hartford Hit With $14.5 Million Over South Carolina Printer’s Claim