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Insurance – CGL – Reservation of Rights Letter – Standing – Compensatory Damages – Time on the Risk – Punitive Damages – First Impression (access required)

Harleysville Group Insurance v. Heritage Communities, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-041-17, 40 pp.) (John Kittredge, J.) (Costa Pleicones, Acting Justice, dissenting) Appealed from Horry County (John Milling, Special Referee) Substituted opinion. Holding: An insurer’s reservation-of-rights letter to its insureds was ...

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Arbitration – Construction Subcontract – Performance & Payment Bonds – Incorporation by Reference – Venue (access required)

Developers Surety & Indemnity Co. v. Carothers Construction, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-088-17, 8 pp.) (Richard Mark Gergel, J.) 9:17-cv-01419; D.S.C. Holding: Where (1) the plaintiff-surety’s bonds incorporate its subcontractor-principal’s subcontract by reference, (2) the subcontract includes a broad arbitration ...

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