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Posted on: Jun 18, 2018

Previously, we summarized the case law relating to whether a person is an insured under the terms of the policy itself, in a first-party relationship to the contract. In those instances, the insured was either named in the policy or was an insured by definition under that policy based upon a relationship to the named insured. Here, we will examine how a person could be insured under the policy when that person does not meet one of those two previously discussed policy definitions of insured.  

Posted on: May 23, 2018

An insurance policy is issued by an insurer to a named insured to provide coverage for specified risks of loss and with certain conditions and exclusions.  Insurance policies are a  contract,  and are governed by the same rules of construction as other contracts. 

Posted on: May 10, 2018

From time to time, we’ll write about insurance coverage practitioners. This month’s piece is a question-and-answer-style between Ian Goodman, a member of the Insurance Coverage Section Executive Committee and an attorney at Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP, and Anna Mallon, a partner at Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP. 

Posted on: Apr 17, 2018

This article addresses the liability of autonomous vehicle by examining products liability through the use of four scenarios: the distracted driver; the diminished capabilities driver; the disabled driver; and the attentive driver.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2018

Under Indiana law, it is well established that a landlord and tenant may waive their rights to sue each other for any damages covered by insurance. But even if the landlord and tenant do not explicitly waive those rights in the lease, a landlord’s insurer is not necessarily entitled to pursue a subrogation claim against a negligent tenant.

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