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A look at recent court decisions and how their rulings have an impact on risk management and the insurance industry.
After a worker is accused of sexual abuse, his employer’s insurer must cover defense against claims of negligence.
One Department of Public Works worker found that he could not file a negligence claim against his employer after already receiving workers’ compensation.
It was a tough lesson learned in court: When a company holds facilities in multiple jurisdictions, an insured is most prepared when it knows under which jurisdiction its policies live.
More states are requiring schools to test drinking water for lead. Doing so puts them on the hook for costly remediation and opens them up to liability exposure.
A majority of states bar employers from inquiring about convictions on job applications. But compliance without caution can have dire consequences.
Court must decide whether worker’s pain flare-up is related to a four-year-old work injury or a pre-existing condition.
Despite an exclusion for wage-related claims, an insurer will have to defend an insured in a class action suit for negligent misrepresentation.
When one dentist sold his dentistry, years of malpractice came to light.In court, the insurer found multiple claims muddied which policy exclusions applied.
All the elements are in place for opioid settlements to run into the multiples of millions.
Although he only played two games in California, this football player claimed the state had jurisdiction over his injury claim. The court had to decide.
Risk managers need to be on the top of their game in order to keep insurance companies compliant with new GDPR requirements.
When a city employee faints after using an e-cigarette during his break, his employer refuses to cover the incident under workers’ comp.
An insured is on the hook for legal fees after it fails to notify its carrier of an employment practice claim in a timely manner.
After hiring a competitor’s former employee, one company faced a litany of legal charges and a claim denial from its insurer.
California’s Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is pleased with what his department has achieved so far but encourages more carriers to enter the cannabis market.
Some of the threats facing planes, trains and automobiles are ongoing, while others are just emerging.
Risk managers should assess how global protectionism will impact their supply chain.
The court disagrees when a volunteer driver argues that her weekly mileage reimbursement constitutes income and should make her eligible for workers’ comp.
Drug manufacturers face legal, regulatory and technology-related challenges every day.
Reputational and Credit Risks are keen in banking, but those are not the only risks bedeviling the sector.