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Connecticut Supreme Court to Address Trigger of Insurance Coverage and Pollution and Occupational Disease Exclusions in Asbestos Litigation

On March 28, 2019, the Connecticut Supreme Court will entertain oral argument in the case of R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. v. Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, in which the Court will address significant insurance coverage issues that often arise in asbestos litigation and other cases involving progressive injuries which expand... Read more →


EQUITABLE DOCTRINE OF SUBSTANTIAL PERFORMANCE DOES NOT EXCUSE INSURED’S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH MATERIAL TERM OF INSURANCE CONTRACT

The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled in 21st Century North American Insurance Company v. Perez, 177 Conn.App. 802 (2017), that an insured may not avoid cancellation of an automobile insurance policy for failure to pay the full amount of an installment premium due by payment of a substantial portion of the... Read more →


Connecticut Supreme Court Rules that Motor Carrier Public Liability Endorsement Does Not Apply to Intrastate Transportation

In a case of interest to motor carrier policyholders and risk managers, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that a federally mandated insurance endorsement that requires insurers to pay certain liability judgments against a motor carrier even if the insurance policy otherwise excludes coverage only applies when a motor carrier... Read more →


IS AN INSURER'S RIGHT TO CANCEL AN INSURANCE POLICY FOR NON-PAYMENT OF PREMIUM ABSOLUTE?

There is an old adage in the legal profession that bad facts can make bad law. A recent Connecticut Superior Court decision serves as an example that an insurer’s right to cancel an insurance policy for nonpayment of premium is not absolute. In 21st Century North America Insurance Company v.... Read more →