Drilling Rig Exclusion Precluded Insured’s Reimbursement Claim Against Excess Insurer

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed an insurance coverage question involving an excess insurer and an offshore injury.  The Plaintiff was... More

Failure to Formally Cancel Policy Costs Insurer

A recent decision by the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal demonstrates the importance of formally cancelling an insurance policy when coverage has lapsed... More

Fifth Circuit Weighs in on P&I Insurance Coverage Dispute

Following a verdict in favor a Jones Act seaman, Larry Naquin, for injuries he sustained in a land-based crane accident, an insurance coverage dispute... More

Wreck Removal Leaves Insured in the Sludge

In December of 2008, Tom’s Welding Inc. (“TWI”) commenced wreck removal/salvage operations pursuant to its agreement with BEI, the owner of the Tank Barge... More

United States Leads World in Windstorm Damage Claims

On the eve of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast, insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has... More

Louisiana Automobile Insurer Cannot Restrict the Definition of “Temporary Substitute Auto” in Its Policy

White’s vehicle was having mechanical problems, so he borrowed his mother’s vehicle and was involved in an accident. His mother’s insurer, State Farm, argued... More

Watch out Colorado, Here Comes Louisiana

On May 27, 2015, the Louisiana House committee advanced a bill which would grant authority to state boards to establish a system for legal... More

NASA Issues Final Rule Clarifying A Contractor’s Resonsibility to Obtain and Maintain Longshore and Defense Base Act Insurance

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently issued a Final Rule discussing a contractor’s... More

Fifth Circuit Addresses Bailment and Eroding Policy Limits After Vessel Sank

 National Liability & Fire Ins. Co. v. R&R Marine, Inc., — F.3d —- (5th Cir. 2014): This case arises after the sinking, and subsequent... More

When Is A Negligent Act Intentional?

On June 12, 2009, two steelworkers, Ulvaldo Martinez and Martin Reyes, were killed when a steel reinforcing bar cage collapsed during the widening of... More