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Category: Insurance Coverage

Auto Accident UIM Claims: The Full Release – Beware the Snake In the Grass By: Paul D. Coates           When automobile liability insurance carriers tender their limits of liability on a claim where there is a potential for underinsured coverage, they may still erroneously forward a “Full Release” releasing the tortfeasor...

In cases involving construction defect claims (and potentially other types of claims), the insurance policy that is implicated is a very important issue.  The issue of whose policy and/or which policy is “on the risk” for a particular claim is most often referred to as “trigger of coverage”.  Some states’ laws allow all policies in...

Attorney Deb Bowers speaks on construction defect claim coverage; writes on underinsured motorist insurance and liability insurance Deb Bowers recently spoke at the NC/SC Joint Construction Law section meeting of the NC Bar Association in Asheville held September 27th and 28th.  She co-presented with a South Carolina attorney on the topic of Coverage Issues under...

Alliance Mutual v. Guilford Ins., 2011 WL 883528 (N.C. App. 2011) Trigger of coverage law in North Carolina was tweaked in Alliance Mutual v. Guilford Ins., 2011 WL 883528 (N.C. App. 2011), an unpublished but well reasoned opinion that is intellectually true to the actual policy language in a CGL policy. In claims for defective...


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