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News & Resources

News & Resources2023-12-11T12:21:39-05:00

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CT Property and Casualty Insurance Law Newsletter – January 2024

January 31, 2024|

Authored by: Joe Ciollo Superior Court – Duty to Defend – Third-Party Direct Action In Altschuler v. Utica First Insurance Co., the plaintiff obtained a default judgment against Utica First Insurance Co.’s (“Utica”) insured.  The plaintiff’s decedent had suffered a gunshot wound to the head, brain lacerations, skull fractures, and [...]

Insurance Case Law Developments and Commentary- January 2024

January 30, 2024|

NEW RULINGS OF NOTE 1. New Jersey Supreme Court Says No to Covid BI Coverage At the outset of the COVID coverage litigation pandemic in 2020, Garden State policyholders believed, perhaps with some justification given Wakefern and other first party precedents, that New Jersey courts would be receptive.  In the [...]

2023: The Year in Review – MM Insurance Newsletter

January 18, 2024|

Here is a brief survey of the major new rulings and legal developments that dominated the headlines over the past twelve months.   I. TEN KEY LITIGATION AREAS  A. COVID 19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION CLAIMS The remarkable record of wins that insurers had notched in federal courts of appeal in 2021-22 was [...]

CT Property and Casualty Insurance Law Newsletter – December 2023

January 2, 2024|

Authored by: Joseph R. Ciollo Superior Court – Uninsured Motorist Benefits – Summary Judgment In Funnie v. Love et al, the plaintiff alleged that he was a passenger in a 2012 Nissan Altima owned by the defendant Tadae Love and operated by an unknown driver when the vehicle left the [...]

CT Law Update Newsletter – December 2023

January 2, 2024|

Discrimination Actions – Statute of Limitations Authored by: Justin R. Bengtson Schofield v. Rafley Inc., 222 Conn. App. 448 (2023). In March 2014, plaintiff was hired by a business that operated automobile maintenance and repair shops.  Plaintiff filed an employment discrimination complaint in 2016 alleging employment discrimination on the basis [...]

CT Property and Casualty Insurance Law Newsletter – November 2023

November 29, 2023|

Authored by: Joseph R. Ciollo Superior Court – Underinsured Motorist Coverage – Arbitration In Wedderburn et al v. Arbella Protection Insurance Company, Inc., the parties submitted to arbitration on the plaintiffs’ claims for Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) coverage.  After the arbitrator issued a decision in the defendant’s favor, the plaintiff’s filed [...]

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