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Mark Boyle presents at National Business Institute: “Florida Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers”
Announcing our senior partner Mark Boyle at National Business Institute (NBI, Inc) presenting his course, "Florida Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers", Tuesday July 26th, 2022 Register today at...
2021 PERRIN CONFERENCES, NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CONFERENCE
Attorney Mark Boyle will be speaking at the 2021 Perrin Conferences’ National Construction Defect Conference on Nov. 10-12, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The following is a link to the conference website where you can...
South Carolina Supreme Court Re-Affirms The Firewall Between Liability and Coverage Trials
By, J. Andrew Yoho, Esq. In a widely anticipated opinion in the construction defect and insurance coverage world, the South Carolina Supreme Court recently reaffirmed its longstanding law on litigating coverage issues separately from liability and rebuffed the efforts...
BOYLE, LEONARD & ANDERSON, P.A. IS A SPONSOR OF THE NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CONFERENCE (Virtual)
Please join me at Perrin Conferences National Construction Litigation Conference that will be held virtually on November 12-13, 2020. This conference will focus on the status of construction defect litigation, construction technology, handling claims, analysis of PL...
Time Element Ensurance Coverage to Consider In Light of COVID-19
By Alex L. Brockmeyer, Esq. and Justin M. Thomas, Esq. The onset of the recently declared pandemic, COVID-19, has injected great turmoil into everyday life and has disrupted business as usual for companies and organizations, without prejudice to size or net worth. The...
The Eleventh Circuit Upholds Prior Knowledge Exclusion in Berkley Assurance Company v. Expert Group International Inc.
By, Esther A. Zucarro, Esq. Berkley Assurance Co. v. Expert Grp. Int'l Inc., 779 F. App'x 604 (11th Cir. 2019) addressed an insurance coverage dispute as to whether insurer Berkley Assurance Company (“Berkley”) owed a duty to defend and/or indemnify its insured,...
An Insureds’ COVID-19 Coverage Checklist
By, Justin M. Thomas, Esq. and Molly Chafe Brockmeyer, Esq. The onset of the recently declared pandemic, COVID-19, has injected great turmoil into everyday life and has disrupted business as usual for companies and organizations, without prejudice to size or net...
AI Indemnity Does Exist!
By, Laura F. Locklair, Esq. Believers in additional insured indemnity have a new soap box to stand on following the issuance of the court’s opinion in Portrait Homes – South Carolina, LLC and Portrait Homes – Persimmon Hill, LLC v. Pennsylvania National Mutual...
Additional Insureds Are Owed a Defense for the Entirety of the Suit Against Them, Not Just Some of the Claims and Insurers Cannot Shirk Their Defense Obligations Simply Because Another Insurer Has Picked Up the Defense
By, Amanda K. Anderson, Esq. Recently, in December 2019, the Middle District of Florida solidified an insurer’s defense obligations to an additional insured in two opinions arising from the same case – KB Home Jacksonville LLC v. Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co., No....
PICKING UP THE TAB: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEFENSE UNDER POLICIES WITH A DEDUCTIBLE OR SELF-INSURED RETENTION?
Insurers often rely on deductible and/or self-insured retention (“SIR”) endorsements to shift the burden to pay for a portion of the defense to the insured. However, absent specific policy language, such endorsements do not operate to excuse or delay an insurer’s duty...
HOLD ON TO YOUR SOMBREROS: THE FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS IN CALIFORNIA REITERATES THAT LOSS OF USE CONSTITUTES “PROPERTY DAMAGE”
The recent decision in Mid-Continent Cas. Co. v Adams Homes of Northwest Florida, Inc., No. 17-12660, 2018 WL 834896 (11 Cir. Feb. 13, 2018) determined that loss of use claims—even where no physical damage to tangible property occurs—are potentially covered claims...
INTERPRETATION OF FRAUD/FORFEITURE PROVISIONS
Most insurance policies have some sort of provision that addresses what happens when an insured misrepresents or attempts to defraud an insurer. This provision, otherwise known as a “fraud provision” or “forfeiture provision” varies in effect depending on its breadth....
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