Entries by InsuranceLaw

COVID-19 Litigation Kicks off in North Carolina

By Susan Boyles And so it begins . . . one of the first coronavirus insurance coverage cases in N.C. was filed recently in Guilford County Superior Court. Not surprisingly, the plaintiffs are restaurants that were forced to close or curtail their services due to Gov. Cooper’s stay-at-home order that went into effect in mid-March. […]

Do I Have Business Insurance for Coronavirus Losses?

By Susan Boyles The coronavirus has turned all of our lives upside down in the past two weeks. Who would have dreamed that we would be required to work from home, courts would be operating on a drastically reduced schedule, the NCAA Tournament and the Summer Olympics would be cancelled, and toilet paper would become […]

Choice of Law in Coverage Disputes

By Alan M. Ruley Choice of law is often an important issue in insurance coverage disputes.  Both policy holders and insurers will argue for application of the law of a State that they deem most favorable to their position.  Judge Gale of the Business Court recently had an opportunity to consider that issue in American […]

Proposed Pattern Jury Instructions Submitted

The Insurance Law Section Council previously prepared and approved last spring four proposed Pattern Jury Instructions relating to insurance litigation.  Those proposed instructions, which may be seen on the Section website, cover the following topics: First-party bad faith; Expected or intended injury exclusion in CGL policy; Expected or intended injury exclusion in homeowners’ policy; and […]