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The Depreciation of Labor is Legal in Pennsylvania

April 19, 2016.  May an insurer depreciate labor when calculating actual cash value in a first party insurance claim? The answer is yes.  A recent federal court decision from the...

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Survey of State Law Regarding Enforceability of Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses

(Updated October 11, 2017) 

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Extra-Contractual Liability for Insurers in New York

            New York is one of the relatively few states that has declined to recognize a cause of action in tort for the bad faith denial of a first-party insurance...

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Will New Jersey Enact a Bad Faith Statute?

In New Jersey, bad faith claims are currently governed by two New Jersey Supreme Court decisions:  Rova Farms Resort, Inc. v. Investors Ins. Co. and Pickett v. Lloyd’s.  In...

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Data Breach Preparedness: Follow Up

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Insuring Terrorism in America

Recent high-profile attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, CA have refocused the attention of the insurance industry upon terrorism coverage issues.  The question of whether terrorism coverage applies...

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Data Breach Preparedness

The risk of large-scale data breaches will continue to affect businesses of all sizes in 2016.  Such breaches may not only require affected companies to incur a great deal of time and expense, but...

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Does the Value of Labor Depreciate?

On December 10, 2015, the Arkansas Supreme Court held that a property insurer may not depreciate labor when calculating actual cash value (ACV). ...

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“For The Defense:” The Five Most Effective Motions In Limine in Any Coverage Dispute

Two of our attorneys, Robert T. Horst and Daniel L. Petrilli, have been published in  the October 2015 issue of "For The Defense."   Check out their article here:

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Depreciating Labor — Yes Or No?

(Updated: April 17, 2019) May an insurer depreciate labor in a first-party property claim?  There's a split amongst the states and their...

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