This is Tred Eyerly's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Tred Eyerly's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
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
The Florida Supreme Court resolved a conflict between the District Courts in applying the Concurrent Causation Doctrine where there were multiple causes creating the loss. Sebo v. Am. Home Assur. Co., 2016 Fla. LEXIS 2596 (Fla. Dec. 1, 2016). After... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Insurance Law Hawaii
The California Court of Appeal overturned the trial court's issuance of summary judgment based upon the possibility of continuing property damage during the insurer's policy period. Tidwell Enters. v. Fin. Pac. Ins. Co., 2016 Cal. App. LEXIS 1038 (Cal. Ct.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Insurance Law Hawaii
The federal district court found there was no coverage for the insured contractor under Arkansas law when sued for construction defects by two homeowners. Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Hambuchen Constr., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160364 (W.D. Ark. Nov. 18, 2016).... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The federal district court for the District of Hawaii continued its longstanding pattern of finding no coverage for claims based upon construction defects. Am. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Haw. Nut & Bolt, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174243 (D. Haw. Dec.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Sixth Circuit found that the surety did not act in bad faith when it settled the general contractor's claims against the State of Michigan over delays on a construction project. Great Am. Ins. Co. v. E.L. Bailey & Co.,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The general contractor, an additional insured on the subcontractor's policy, was not entitled to coverage for construction defect claims that arose after completion of the project. Weitz Co. v. Acuity, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150433 (S.D. Ohio Oct. 31, 2016).... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's issuance of the insurer's motion for summary judgment, thereby rejecting the insureds' negligence per se claim for failure to pay benefits. Braun-Salinas v. Am Family Ins. Group, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 19555 (9th... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The federal district court refused to remand the insureds' case after the insurer removed from state court. Maui Land & Pineapple Co. v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15681 (D. Haw. Nov. 10, 2016). The underlying case was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
Addressing a host of issues on appeal, the Texas Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's judgment against the insurer for property damage caused by Hurricane Ike. Nat'l Sec. Fire & Cas. Co. v. Henriquez, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 11391... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
We've been plugging away for nine years at this blog. We started in December 2007, 1047 posts ago. It has been both a challenge and an invaluable learning experience over the past nine years. Hopefully, our readers are kept informed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
Bound by Pennsylvania law, the federal district court found there was no coverage for defects in the installation of a roof. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Kim's Asia Constr., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138915 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 5,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The court limited the number of deductibles to the counterclaims filed against the insured, not the more than 600 plaintiffs who were parties to the three underlying lawsuits. Probuilders Spec. Ins. Co. v. Yarbrough Plastering, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134959... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The federal district court for the district of Hawaii rejected the insured's argument that the insurer acted in bad faith because the insured had to contribute to a settlement of the underlying case. Hanover Ins. Co. v. Anova Food, LLC,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Illinois Appellate Court determined the general contractor was not covered for construction defects despite allegations of damage to personal property. Wesfield Ins. Co. v. West Van Buren, LLC, 59 N.E. 2d 877, (Ill. Ct. App. 2016). The developer constructed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Eleventh Circuit found there was no duty to defend the contractor additional insured for the costs of repairing and replacing roofing installed incorrectly by the subcontractor insured. Core Constr. Servs. Southeast v. Crum & Forster Spec. Ins. Co., 2016... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
Interpreting Florida law, the United States District Court found there was no duty to defend a contractor against construction defect claims. Evanston Ins. Co. v. Dimmucci Dev. Corp. of Ponce Inlet, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123678 (M.D. Fla. Sept... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Louisiana Supreme Court held that the duty to defend in long latency disease cases should be prorated between the insurer and insured when the policies cover for only a portion of the time in which the exposure occurred. Arceneaux... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The insurers were granted summary judgment on three issues regarding Amtrak's claim for damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Amtrak v. Aspen Sec. Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16074 (2nd Cir. Aug. 31, 2016). Hurricane Sandy caused flooding which damaged... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The court denied the insurer's motion for summary judgment seeking to establish it did not breach the policy when denying coverage for the collapse of basement walls. Belz v. Peerless Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118900 (D. Conn. Sept.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The insureds' motion for partial summary judgment on the applicability of the homeowner's mold limitation was denied. R.W.& R. v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co., 2016 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 131586 (W.D. Wash. Sept. 26, 2016). The policy imposed a $5,000 limit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The insurer was partially successful in challenging two of the insureds' experts in a bad faith case. Estate of Arroyo v. Infinity Indem. Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115669 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 29, 2016). The Estate sought to qualify... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
Image
Our firm, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, was recognized yesterday by the Hawaii Supreme Court for its pro bono service. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted the insureds' motion to compel and ordered that the insurer produce withheld discovery. Bagley v. Travelers Home & Marine Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115028 (W.D. Wash.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
Reversing the district court, the Eighth Circuit predicted that under Iowa law, damage to property other than the insured's work product was covered. Decker Plastics Inc. v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15235 (8th Cir. Aug.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The insurer prevailed on summary judgment establishing it had no duty to defend the insured roofing contractor for damage caused by tar escaping from a roof. Mesa Underwriters Spec. Ins. Co. v. Myers, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108444 (W.D. Ohio... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Insurance Law Hawaii