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06/30/13  |  Reported Decisions

Nat’l Football League v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., 157 Cal.Rptr.3d 318 (2013)

Insured sought indemnity and defense declaration with respect to insurance coverage for underlying concussion-related bodily injury claims. The Superior Court stayed the California declaratory judgment action in favor of pending New York

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06/30/12  |  Reported Decisions

Scholz Design, Inc. v. Sard Custom Homes, LLC, 2012 WL 3329725 (2d Cir. 2012)

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed District Court decision dismissing copyright case brought by home designer, ruling that front elevation drawings were “pictorial, graphic or sculptural work” entitled

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05/30/12  |  Reported Decisions

Vicor Corp. v. Vigilant Ins. Co., 674 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2012)

Liability insurance coverage litigation in which the insured sought to recover for damages because of failures of wireless telecommunications equipment. Citing an absence of controlling legal precedent, the Court of Appeals for

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04/30/12  |  Reported Decisions

Colgate-Palmolive Co. v. OneBeacon Am. Ins. Co., 82 Mass.App.Ct. 1123 (2012)

Liability insurance coverage litigation in which the insured sought an indemnity and defense declaration with respect to insurance coverage for underlying asbestos bodily injury claims. The Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed the trial

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06/30/11  |  Reported Decisions

Sandman v. McGrath, 78 Mass. App. Ct. 800 (2011)

Decision affirmed application of principle of judicial estoppel to bad faith claim against trial counsel and insurer to conduct of trial, but reversed application of doctrine to conduct unrelated to the defense.

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04/30/11  |  Reported Decisions

Mass. Homeland Ins. Co. v. Walsh, 79 Mass. App. Ct. 1110 (2011)

Decision affirmed Superior Court grant of summary judgment that a series of intentional rammings of one vehicle by another over 15 minutes was one accident and reversed a holding that intentional conduct

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06/30/10  |  Reported Decisions

Ellis v. OneBeacon Ins. Co., 76 Mass. App. Ct. 1115 (2010)

Decision affirmed summary judgment in favor of insurer on a bad faith claim where insurer had paid a portion of settlement proceeds directly to the Commonwealth to satisfy a lien for medical

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04/30/10  |  Reported Decisions

Norfolk & Dedham Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Morrison, 456 Mass. 463 (2010)

Decision reversing a Superior Court holding that G.L. c. 186, § 15 prohibited a landlord from requiring a tenant to add the landlord as an additional insured on the tenant’s insurance. In