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Tag Archives: Commercial General Liability (CGL)

Insurance Coverage in the Post-Weinstein Era

With new headlines involving sexual harassment and other inappropriate sexual conduct continuing to emerge on a daily basis, insurance coverage for claims that might emerge is something every company should consider. Recently, media reports have discussed settlements of shareholder derivative claims against members of the boards of directors and other senior executives of public companies. These settlements illustrate both the type of … Continue Reading

California Supreme Court Clarifies an Insurer’s Duty to Defend in Disparagement Cases

Advertising injury liability coverage offered under commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies is aimed at protecting companies against claims, often brought by competitors, alleging harm by purportedly derogatory statements in the policyholder’s advertisements.  The statements, however, need not be expressly disparaging.  Suits alleging that an ad implies the inferiority of a competitor’s product may trigger coverage.  … Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Superior Court Finds Coverage Under CGL Policy For Product Defect Claims

Policyholders seeking defense costs for products liability claims received welcome support from a Pennsylvania appellate court which rejected an excessively restrictive view of the scope of coverage offered under commercial general liability (CGL) policies.  The court in Indalex, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., reversed, or at least slowed, what appeared … Continue Reading
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