Archive for July, 2012

Credit Report

Ban the Use of Credit Scores in Auto Insurance Act

US House Bill introduced to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the use of consumer reports and consumer information in making any determination involving auto insurance with respect to a consumer, and for other purposes.   Read the …

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Gas Truck

Court Defines “Deliver” Under BAP for Application of Pollution Exclusion

Drivers of the autos pumped heating oil from its vehicles into an external intake pipe located on the outside of a business, and the fuel traveled through

Rental Car

Employer NOT Responsible for Employee’s Actions

Court addresses whether an employer can be held vicariously liable for an after-work accident caused by an employee who was on an extended away-from-home assignment. Court

Cyber Risk

No Escaping Cyber Risk, Companies Warned

Caroline McDonald, in her article for CFO, states, “Virtually all organizations are prone to data breaches, which, according to recent research, cost an average of $5.5

Work From Home

The Hard Truth About Telecommuting

While studies have shown the positive impact of telecommuting to be an increase in productivity and retention, and a decrease in absenteeism,  those that telecommute also

RiskManagementTriangleforFoodBusinessPodcast

Knowledge Alliance PODCAST: Risk Management Triangle for Food Business

Risk Management Triangle for Food Business.  Interview with Jerry T. Hargrove, J.D., CIC, CPIA, CBIA, SCLA, FCLA, PICS, LICS, Insurance Litigation Counselors,

Spilt Drink

No Coverage For Batteries Even If Defending Others

Court holds that the Assault and Battery Exclusion does not include an exception for the protection of persons or property and declined to write the exception

Earth

A Review Of The Most Important Climate Change Legal Stories In The First Half Of 2012

J. Wylie Donald, in Climate Lawyers Blog, gives his take on this subject.

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Auto repair

Diminished Value Is Covered

Washington Court decided insurance policy between an auto insurer and its insured provided coverage for the diminished value of a post-accident, repaired car. Dissent says Court

Truck

Court Analyzes The Carmack Amendment

This case involves the application of the Carmack Amendment, 49 U.S.C. § 14706, to a set of complicated contractual arrangements among a shipper, a carrier, and

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