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INSURANCE COVERAGE: Supreme Court reverses the Superior Court’s granting of summary judgment for insurer in a case of first impression, holding that insurer had duty to defend based on the legal uncertainty of coverage

In this action, the homeowner appealed the Superior Court’s decision of summary judgment in favor of insurer. The homeowner brought a direct action against their general contractor’s commercial general liability insurer seeking to recover default judgment in underlying negligence action,…

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INSURANCE COVERAGE: Superior Court grants defendant’s motion for summary judgment, finding that the defendant clearly defined the policy limits and that plaintiff is not entitled to further recovery

This action arises out of a dispute over underinsured motorist benefit coverage where the plaintiff already recovered workers’ compensation benefits in excess of the limits of the available coverage. The defendant, J&B Hunt Transport, Inc., an auto self-insurer, argued that…

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CONTRACTUAL LIABILITY: Appellate Court affirms holding that insurer had no duty to defend because the plaintiff’s claim was barred by the assault and battery exclusion of the insurance policy

The plaintiff appealed from a judgment in favor of the defendant, Starr Indemnity and Liability company, on the ground that the defendant had no duty to defend its insured, Copa Entertainment Group LLC, the owner and operator of Zen Bar…

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INSURANCE COVERAGE:  District Court found no duty to defend and indemnify where allegations of Complaint fell squarely into insurance policy exclusion barring coverage

The District Court granted the defendant insurance company’s Motion for Summary Judgment, finding no duty to defend or indemnify under the insurance policy exclusions.  Ryan Maciog brought a cause of action for injuries sustained at a concert when the band…

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INSURANCE LAW: Waterbury judgment of over $23 million allocated in part to uninsured motorist carrier, then to be reduced to zero per policy limit, reduction for liability payment under same policy

The plaintiff brought action against the defendant school bus driver for negligence and Utica Mutual Insurance Company for uninsured motorist coverage for a hit and run driver. The defendant school bus collided with the unidentified vehicle, causing the school bus…

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INSURANCE COVERAGE: Trial court denies motion to strike, allowing the defendant to file an apportionment claim against the plaintiff’s insurance company for uninsured motorist

The plaintiffs brought a negligence action against the defendant and an apportionment plaintiff, Lanina Fulton, for alleged injuries sustained while they were driving on Interstate 84. Fulton allegedly swerved her vehicle into the plaintiff’s vehicle, causing damages and injuries. In…

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