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Split 7th Circ. Clears Insurers In O'Hare Steel Defect Fight

Government Contracts

million in costs from its insurer over cracked welds in the canopy, finding that the defects in the welds and columns don't constitute property damage under its insurance policies. A split Seventh Circuit affirmed Monday a finding that the Chicago O'Hare International Airport canopy's general contractor can't recoup more than $37.5

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3M Says Insurers Are Dodging Coverage Of $6B Earplug Deal

Government Contracts

3M and its subsidiary Aearo Technologies said they are having difficulties getting their insurers to pay out more than $1.5 billion in coverage after the companies reached a $6 billion deal to settle multidistrict litigation alleging their combat earplugs failed to protect the hearing of service members and veterans.

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Insurance Law Forum

Government Contracts & Global Trade

Mario Russo moderates the inaugural Insurance Law Forum presented by NJICLE in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Insurance Law Section and the Insurance Defense Special Committee. During the program, Jennifer Black Strutt joins presenters discussing some of the leading topics in insurance law in 2024.

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Insurer Still Can't Escape Explosion Coverage Row

Government Contracts

An insurer cannot yet avoid defending gas companies in personal injury litigation after a subcontractor caused an explosion injuring three people, an Indiana federal court ruled, reiterating a previous finding that the subcontractor's ultimate release from liability following a settlement has no bearing on the gas companies' additional insured status. (..)

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Navigating Insurance Requirements for Success in Federal Contracting

USFCR

Understanding the ins and outs of insurance requirements is a cornerstone of success in federal contracting.

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Farmers to Pay $6.5 Million After Whistleblower Alleges They Defrauded Crop Insurance Programs

Whistleblower Network News

A qui tam whistleblower initiated a federal investigation that unveiled that the two defendants allegedly defrauded federal crop insurance programs by interfering with rain gauges. Finegan states, “Hardworking farmers and ranchers depend on USDA crop insurance programs, and we will not allow these programs to be abused.”

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Insurance Types That May Help Cos. After Key Bridge Collapse

Government Contracts

Following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, businesses that depend on the bridge, the Port of Baltimore and related infrastructure for shipment and distribution of cargo should understand which common types of first-party insurance coverage may provide recoveries for financial losses, say Bert Wells and Richard Lewis at Reed Smith.