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Texas Case Shows Why Contractors Should Require Insurance Coverage from their Suppliers

A recent Supreme Court of Texas case highlights the need for contractors to require contractual indemnity when engaging suppliers.

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Breaking News: NJ Supreme Court Rules that CGL Insurance Covers Property Damage Caused by Faulty Workmanship

In a unanimous decision issued earlier this morning, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that consequential damages caused by a subcontractor's faulty workmanship constitute "property damage" caused by an "occurrence" under the plain language of the CGL Policy.

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US-EU Privacy Shield Program Open for Sign-Ups

For several months we have been closely following the negotiations leading up to the adoption of the US-EU Privacy Shield.

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Connecticut Supreme Court Grants Workers' Compensation Exclusive Remedy Protection to Contractor Providing CCIP

Last week, we discussed how Utah Applies Workers Compensation Exclusive Remedy Protection to Wrap-Up General Contractors.

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The FAA Draws its Regulatory Red Line in the...Air; Which Apparently Goes All the Way to the Sand

What happens when you add a remote controlled handgun and a flamethrower to a drone, and then post the results on YouTube? You get a lot of regulators very worried.

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Second Circuit Asks California Supreme Court for Input on Priority of Coverage Dispute

The Second Circuit recently asked the California Supreme Court to clarify how two primary general liability policies should contribute to the settlement of a construction accident claim, in a situation where one policy contained an excess "other insurance" clause and the other did not.

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Utah Applies Workers Compensation Exclusive Remedy Protection to Wrap-Up General Contractors

Workers' Compensation is considered a quid pro quo between employer and employee. The worker enjoys compensation benefits for work related injuries (regardless of who is at fault for such injuries) in exchange for surrendering the right to sue the employer for damages (with certain exceptions). This limitation is known as the "exclusive remedy" rule.

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Iowa Court Holds Defective Construction Is A Covered Occurrence

A big decision in favor of policyholders came out in Iowa this month.

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Insurers Overreach With Non-Union Labor Exclusion

Policyholders need to be aware that insurance companies are attempting to restrict CGL coverage through exclusions for liability caused by non-union labor.

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Georgia Expands Scope of Anti-Indemnity Statute

Georgia recently broadened its anti-indemnity statute (O.C.G.A. 13-8-2) as it applies to contracts for engineering, architectural, and/or land surveying services.

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