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If limits are exhausted, must insurer still defend?

If limits are exhausted, must insurer still defend? A 16-vehicle traffic accident occurred on July 20, 2011. A chain reaction was precipitated when an employee of Joginder Singh, driving Singh’s semitruck, approached congested traffic ahead of him in the right lane without slowing down. He swerved into the adjacent lane and collided with a logging truck owned by Gilliardi Logging and Construction Inc. The momentum of the collision caused the

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One fire or many?

One fire or many? On May 16, 2013, a fire broke out on forest land owned by Lyme St. Croix Forest Company. Known as the Germann Road Fire, it burned 7,442 acres over the course of three days. Real and personal property that belonged to many individuals and businesses sustained damage. The fire allegedly began in the cutting head of a piece of logging equipment known as a feller buncher,

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Life’s not always a box of chocolates

Life’s not always a box of chocolates Rainforest Chocolate, LLC, was insured under a businessowners policy issued by Sentinel Insurance Company. In May 2016, a Rainforest employee received an email purporting to be from his manager. The email directed the employee to electronically transfer $19,875 to a specified outside bank account. Unbeknownst to the employee, an unknown individual had gained control of the manager’s email account and sent the email.

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RIP RV Craig Dollansky signed a rental agreement with Karavan Trailers for a motor home. The RV caught fire while Dollansky was driving it in Nebraska. The cause of the fire was unknown, but nothing in the record suggested thatintentional acts by Dollansky caused the fire or the subsequent damage to theRV. The damage totaled $204,895.05. The rental agreement provided that Dollansky was responsible for all damages to the RV during

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Not so fast: Did trial court rush to judgment?

Not so fast: Did trial court rush to judgment? On March 13, 2017, an accident occurred between Jeffrey Trapp, who was driving a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck, and John Martin, who was operating a 2014 Ford F-150. Martin was driving northbound on a state highway, and Trapp was entering the highway from a parking lot on the east side of the highway. The accident occurred when Trapp failed to yield and

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