Louisiana Insurance Law Newsletter – November 2020

Dear Friends: This newsletter discusses several Louisiana cases of interest regarding insurance and personal‑injury claims, as well as three insurance-coverage cases outside Louisiana, which were recently highlighted by our friend Randy Maniloff in his latest issue of Coverage Opinions. There are also options to buy to let insurance these days. If you have any questions, […]

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Louisiana Insurance Law Newsletter – August 2020

Dear Friends: In this issue, we discuss cases involving an intentional-act exclusion found inadequate; a reservation of rights letter found inadequate; the construction contract anti‑indemnity statute; and of course UM waivers. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email. And as always and especially in these difficult times, thanks for your continued patronage […]

Is Business-Interruption Coverage Available?

By Richard J. Petre, Jr. With the suspension of business activities because of the coronavirus and resultant governmental shut-down orders, small business owners are reviewing their insurance policies and seeking help from attorney for businesses cases to see whether they have business-interruption insurance for their losses. To those seeking such coverage, there are two major [...]

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Louisiana Insurance Law Newsletter – October 2019

Written by Richard Petre This newsletter highlights several interesting out-of-state decisions—an excess insurer seeking allocation between covered and non-covered claims, a telephone voice-mail reservation of rights, and the question of whether in Texas applying the “eight-corners” test depends on the policy’s wording. And we do have a Louisiana decision [...]

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Louisiana Insurance Law Newsletter – August 2019

Written by Richard Petre This issue highlights two recent Louisiana decisions on the business exclusion in homeowners’ insurance policies as well as a major federal court of appeals decision addressing insurance issues in molestation cases. But the big news is that Claitor’s Publishing Division has finally published the fourth edition of Louisiana Liability & Property [...]

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Louisiana Insurance Law Newsletter – June 2019

Written by Richard Petre In this newsletter, we begin with a non-coverage case, reporting on a major collateral‑source ruling by the Louisiana Supreme Court on whether personal-injury plaintiffs who received workers’ compensation can recover as medical expenses what the health care providers originally charged, including the amounts “written off,” or what [...]