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Tred Eyerly
Honolulu, Hawai`i
I have been a litigator for over thirty years, with an emphasis on insurance coverage issues.
Interests: Traveling, running, reading.
Recent Activity
In a long-standing dispute between a window manufacturer and its insurer, the federal district court found that the insurer was obligated to pay defense costs from the date of installation of the alleged faulty windows even though the underlying complaints... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Insurance Law Hawaii
One insurer's refusal to defend based upon its "other insurance" provision ultimately meant the insurer had to pay all of the insured's defense costs. Steadfast Ins. Co. v. Greenwich Ins. Co., 2018 Wis. App. LEXIS 51 (Wis. Ct. App. Jan.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The federal district court found that the insurer was estopped from asserting coverage defenses after taking no action for two years before appearing in a declaratory judgment action filed by the insured. Sentinel Ins. Co. v. Walsh Constr. Co., 2018... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Eleventh Circuit found that the insured caused property damage to areas beyond its own work, obligating the insurer to defend. Addison Ins. Co. v. 4000 Island Blvd. Condo. Ass'n, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 26870 (11th Cir. Dec. 28, 2017).... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
A Circuit Court in Florida issued a final judgment determining that the insured's obligation to comply with building code provisions was included in the property damage experienced. Pin-Pon Corp. v. Landmark, Am. Ins. Co., No. 312009CA012244 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Dec.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The seller's alleged negligent misrepresentation about the condition of the house was not covered by the homeowner's and umbrella policies. Allstate Ins. Co. v. Swaminathan, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 211931 (D. Conn. Dec. 27, 2017). The insureds owned a home... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The broker was not negligent when it proposed additional coverage that was rejected by the insured. Cromer v. Rosenzweig Ins. Agency Inc., 2017 N.Y. App Div. LEXIS 8969 (N.Y. App. Div. Dec. 21, 2017). Plaintiff was injured while employed as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The insureds survived their broker's motion to dismiss their claims for negligent procurement of insurance. Thanoukos v. Kita, 2017 Ill. App. Unpub. LEXIS 2684 (Ill Ct. App. Dec. 19, 2017). The insureds purchased homeowners insurance through their broker. When they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
Although the court concluded that the policy covered a loss caused by the weight of snow, disputed facts as to the cause of the collapse led to the denial of cross-motions for summary judgment. Freeway Drive Inv., LLC v Employers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The insureds' claim for loss of cattle and lost milk production was covered under the policy. Chatelain v. Country Mut. Ins. Co., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 206621 (D. Or. Dec. 15, 2017). The insureds leased their dairy farm to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
Security First Insurance Company's endorsement restricting the ability of policyholders to assign post-loss benefits was struck down by the Florida District Court of Appeal. Security First Ins. Co. v. Florida Office of Ins. Regulation, 2017 Fla. App. LEXIS 18083 (Fla.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
In another of a series of collapse cases arising out of Connecticut, the federal district court found there was no coverage for the homeowner's cracked basement wall caused by defective concrete. Liston-Smith v. CSAA Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 2017... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The court reversed the trial court, finding there was an occurrence when injury occurred from a gun wound resulting from a fight. Erie Ins. Exh. v. Moore, 2017 Pa. Super. LEXIS 957 (Pa. Super. Ct. Nov. 22, 2017). Harold McCutcheon... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
While building's first collapse was not covered, there were disputed facts regarding the second collapse, leading to a reversal of the order granting summary judgment to the insurer on both collapses. Intergroup Int'l Ltd. v. Cincinnati Ins. Cos, 2017 Ohio... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The insured general contractor was not covered for alleged faulty workmanship in constructing a home. Allstate Ins. Co. v. Luu, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190983 (N.D. Ga. Nov. 17, 2017). Luu, the homeowner, contracted with Diamond for the purchase of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's determination that the seller's alleged negligent misrepresentation regarding the propensity of the property to flood was covered. Erie Ins. Exh. v. Maxwell, 2017 Tenn. App. LEXIS 746 (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
Although the homeowners did not own their homes when the subcontractors completed their work, the general contractor was still covered as an additional insured for the homeowners' suits based on the ongoing operations endorsement in the subcontractors' policies. McMillin Mgmt.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Tenth Circuit held that inquiry notices sent to the insured by the Securities and Exchange Commission were not a claim under a claims-made Directors' and Officers' policy. MusclePharm Corp. v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 20233... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The insured's claim for fire loss was rejected based upon an endorsement requiring sprinkler systems be installed in all buildings. Illinois Union Ins. Co. v. Grandview Palace Condo. Assn., 2017 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 8023 (N.Y. App. Div. Nov. 14,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
This blog reaches the ten year mark this week. We started in December 2007, 1143 posts ago. Blogging has served as a invaluable self-education on multiple coverage issues in an effort to keep abreast of the constantly changing landscape. We... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The California Court of Appeal upheld the trial court's award of summary judgment to the insurer who had denied a claim for failure to attend a second Examination Under Oath (EUO). Munoz v. State Farm General Ins. Co., 2017 Cal.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The court disagreed with the insurer's attempt to limit additional insured status based upon the contract between the parties. Mays v. In re All C-Dive LLC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185874 (E.D. La. Nov. 9, 2017). Five employees of C-Dive... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The court found that the insurer was obligated to indemnify, but not to defend the insured. Old Republic Ins. Co. v. Kenny Constr. Co., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189412 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 31, 2017). Kenny Construction Company was hired by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The appellate court found that the claims file that existed before the insurer's denial was discoverable. Cascade Builders Corp. v. Rugar, 2017 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 7357 (N.Y. App. Div.. Oct. 19, 2017). Cascade Builders was the general contractor for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, adopted the continuous trigger for establishing which insurers were on the risk for construction defect claims. Air Master & Cooling, Inc. v. Selective Ins. Co. of Am., 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS 144 (N.J.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii