Hanover Insurance Group Inc.’s recent loss in a face scan privacy dispute provides a roadmap for insurers on how to craft clearer policy language to avoid having to provide coverage for a policyholder’s biometric privacy violations.
Citing a communicable disease coverage extension, a California state appeals court overturned a lower court Thursday and ruled that a restaurant group was entitled to insurance coverage from an Allianz SE unit for its COVID-19-related business interruption losses.
South Louisiana homeowners are increasingly seeking compensation from the Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association (LIGA) after a series of financial difficulties led a dozen insurers to enter receivership over the past 18 months. With approximately 40,000 unsettled claims left in their wake, homeowners are eager for resolution and payment.
The devastation wrought by the 416 Fire, which torched about 54,000 acres of forest north of Durango in 2018, and the damage inflicted by the rains that caused floodwaters and mudslides to flow from the burn scar were two different ‘occurrences,’ says the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
In its 2023 report on trends in directors & officers (D&O) liability insurance policies, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty highlighted risks associated with evolving ESG regulation and the increasing pace of climate change litigation. According to the report, "companies continue to see pressure around ESG issues as regulations are implemented around the world.
When a construction-related legal dispute cannot be resolved by the parties themselves or with the help of a mediator, a party may feel it has no choice but to take the case to trial -- either to force an adversary to get serious about settlement or because the party believes only a judge or jury could break the deadlock.
The future insurability of Florida hurricanes is in question because of storm severity, the state’s storm-exposed coastal topography and development patterns, and Florida’s high-cost legal environment. These factors combine to make coverage for hurricane risks in Florida the most expensive in the country.
A jury on Wednesday ordered the electric utility PacifiCorp to pay punitive damages for causing devastating wildfires in Oregon in 2020 -- on top of an earlier verdict already expected to amount to billions of dollars.