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Coverage Concerns

    CAN A CONFUSING ENDORSEMENT PROVIDE COVERAGE?

CAN A CONFUSING ENDORSEMENT PROVIDE COVERAGE?

Darren took Peyton for a ride in his gyrocopter. Unfortunately, the gyrocopter crashed killing both of them. Peyton’s mother sued Darren but Old Republic Insurance Company denied coverage because the gyrocopter was not scheduled on the policy. The mother argued that an attached endorsement containing multiple parts would provide the necessary coverage if only certain parts were considered. She argued that the ambiguity of the endorsement provided coverage for the

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    WHEN DOES PERMISSIVE USE END?

WHEN DOES PERMISSIVE USE END?

Justin was not pleased when two men arrived to repossess his Mustang. First, he told them of his objections and then he fired at them with his shotgun. Next, he jumped into the van supplied to him by his employer and pursued them as they sped away. A collision occurred and the shotgun accidentally discharged killing one man and injuring the other. When plaintiffs sued Justin’s employer because the accident

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    AND THEN IT WAS GONE

AND THEN IT WAS GONE

Grover leased its building and personal property to Carma to use as a restaurant. Carma vacated the lease and damaged the building while taking the personal property with it. Grover filed a claim with Aspen Insurance for the stolen personal property and the damage to the building. Aspen denied coverage because the property had been entrusted to Carma at the time of the loss. Grover argued that a lease is

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    THE NEIGHBORS JUST COULD NOT HANDLE THE SMELL

THE NEIGHBORS JUST COULD NOT HANDLE THE SMELL

Bible Pork’s neighbors sued them because, in their opinion, the odor produced in the hog factory was a public nuisance. They demanded that Bible stop operations and to provide other relief to the community. Bible turned to Country Mutual for coverage but it was denied on the basis that there was no occurrence and, even if there had been an occurrence, it was excluded under the pollution exclusion. Bible turned

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    A TRAILER PARKED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

A TRAILER PARKED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

Cole Cooper, while riding his motorcycle, struck a trailer that had been left on the side of the road. Cole sued the trailer owner, Rick’s Blacktop & Paving Company, who turned the case over to Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company who provided both commercial general liability coverage and business auto coverage for Rick’s. Grinnell refused to provide coverage under either policy. Rick’s challenged the decision and when he didn’t like the

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