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Attorney Spotlight: Michael DiSantis

Michael DiSantis is a partner in Tressler’s Insurance and Litigation practices. He focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage analysis and insurance coverage litigation, assisting insurance companies in resolving complex disputes. He has represented insurance companies in litigated… Continue Reading →

Attorney Spotlight: Danita Davis Sudac

Danita Davis Sudac is an associate in the Insurance and Litigation practices. She represents insurers in matters in connection with insurance issues, including claims related to commercial general liability coverage and professional liability coverage. Her practice areas include Insurance, Litigation,… Continue Reading →

Chopping Down The Wrong Tree Is Not An Accident

In Crown Tree Service, Inc. v. Atain Specialty Insurance Company, the underlying U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held that there was no coverage for a suit against the insured tree service by the owner of land… Continue Reading →

English Majors, Rejoice!

The policyholder in Maids on Call, LLC v. Ohio Security Ins. Co., 2018 WL 264088 (D. Neb. Jan. 2, 2018) (Connecticut and Nebraska law) was sued for allegedly abandoning a housecleaning franchise operation, beginning a new housecleaning business in the… Continue Reading →

Proceeding With Caution Under a “Selection of Counsel” Provision 

When an insurer assumes charge of its policyholder’s defense while simultaneously reserving its rights on a basis adverse to the policyholder’s interests such as an intentional acts exclusion, a conflict of interest exists.  In such a situation, the insurer must disclose the conflict… Continue Reading →

Tressler Prevails in Eighth Circuit

In McShane Constr. Co., LLC v. Gotham Ins. Co., No. 16-2632 (8th Cir. filed Aug. 11, 2017), the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s grant of Gotham’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim upon… Continue Reading →

Tressler Win: Tenth Circuit Affirms Application Of The Owned Property Exclusion To Amounts Paid To Clean Up Contamination At Ski Resort

In Taos Ski Valley, Inc. v. Nova Casualty Company, Case No. 16-2118 (10th Cir. August 25, 2017), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico’s order dismissing the… Continue Reading →

Recent Developments in Jurisdiction

The United States Supreme Court recently clarified the extent of personal jurisdiction over a corporation. The Court previously established that a court in a state other than a corporation’s place of incorporation or principal place of business can assert general… Continue Reading →

Federal District Court Applying California Law Confirms No Coverage For TCPA Claims, Because Privacy Interest Protected By Policy Is Right Of Secrecy, Not Right Of Seclusion

In Yahoo! Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, No. 17-cv-00447 NC, 2017 WL 2405025 (N.D. Cal. June 2, 2017), the district court concluded there was no coverage for TCPA claims for unsolicited text messages under a… Continue Reading →

Maryland Federal Court Follows Other Jurisdictions In Finding No Coverage For Claims Of Implied Disparagement

In Unwired Solutions, Inc. v. Ohio Security Insurance Co., Case No. Case 1:16-cv-00405-CCB (D. Md. 2017), Ohio Security denied owing any defense or indemnity obligation to its insured, Unwired Solutions, Inc. dba Linq Services, Inc. (“Linq”) for an underlying action… Continue Reading →

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