Category Archives: Premises/operations (non-products) coverage

How Can Insulation Contractors Maximize the Value of their Insurance Policies?

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Recently, I gave a presentation regarding insurance coverage for the people at HB Litigation Conferences.  The conference was Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation.  Along with two co-panelists, I presented on insurance coverage issues for insulation contractors and premises owners who are facing asbestos claims.    The presentation, which you can find here:  Insurance_Coverage_Issues_for_Asbestos_Non-Products, discusses the potential for multiple policy limits of insurance coverage to apply to asbestos claims.

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Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I was not charged a fee to attend the remainder of the conference.

Scott N. Godes on the New York Supreme Court’s Recent Decision Rejecting the Application of the Products Hazard and Aggregate Limits For Asbestos Claims Against Insulation Contractor: Continental Casualty Co. v. Employers Insurance Co. of Wausau

Scott N. Godes [formerly] is counsel in Dickstein Shapiro’s Insurance Coverage Practice.

Discussion of the New York Supreme Court’s decision ruling that unaggregated premises/operations (aka “non-products”) insurance coverage is available to a class of asbestos claimants.

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N.Y. Asbestos Claims Not Subject To Aggregate Limits

Scott N. Godes [formerly] is counsel in Dickstein Shapiro’s Insurance Coverage Practice.

Law360, New York (August 10, 2007) — One of the most hotly contested questions in the asbestos insurance coverage area is whether certain asbestos-related bodily injury claims fall outside of the products hazard and completed operations hazard in standard form comprehensive general liability (“CGL”) policies.

Insurers view this as a “bet the company” dispute because third-party claims that fall outside of those hazards—so-called non-products claims—are not subject to aggregate limits in most CGL policies….

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Eleven Years After Frontier and Porter Hayden, Insurers Still Wrongfully Refuse to Provide Premises-Operations Coverage: An Analysis of the Keasbey Decision

Scott N. Godes [formerly] is counsel in Dickstein Shapiro’s Insurance Coverage Practice.

This article contains a discussion of premises/operations insurance coverage for insulation contractors facing asbestos claims, the multiple limits of coverage available for such claims, and the burden of proof required when litigating such claims between policyholders and insurance companies.

Read the rest of the article here, published in Coverage Journal.

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Scott N. Godes on Bombar v. West American Insurance Company

Scott N. Godes [formerly] is counsel in Dickstein Shapiro’s Insurance Coverage Practice.

A discussion of the recent Pennsylvania decision in which the court affirmed that the completed operations hazard does not apply to tort claims regarding allegations of failed duty to warn.

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