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Coverage Alerts


Insurer with superior equities may recover, based on equitable subrogation, from party owing contractual indemnity obligation to insured.


Summary judgment based on known loss provision was improper where insurer failed to present sufficient evidence that insured, prior to issuance of policy, was aware of property damage for which indemnity was sought


Trial court erred in ordering appraisal which required appraisal panel to assign loss values to items that may not have been damaged or never existed


 Declaratory relief action concerning allocation of defense fees is premature when insured's potential liability is unknown


Expenses incurred by insured in retrieving barrels of oil from ocean not covered under ocean marine policy as no oil leaked from the barrels, and thus there was no discharge, dispersal, release or escape of pollutants


Insured's actions of trimming trees and building encroaching fence were not accidental and therefore not covered, even if she believed in good faith that she was entitled to engage in such actions


The term "malice" as used in policy exclusion should be interpreted in its plain, ordinary sense as opposed to a "malice in law" definition


 Intellectual property rights exclusion is clear and conspicuous and applies to bar claims arising out of the right of publicity


Summary judgment was properly granted in favor of primary insurer when underlying action alleged only intentional acts and the policy's coverage for both bodily injury and personal injury required an "occurrence," but was improperly granted as to umbrella insurer that provided broader coverage


Product recalls in general are not necessarily covered under a product tampering and accidental contamination policy, especially where contamination does not result in or is not likely to result in symptoms of bodily injury