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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
The Ninth Circuit found that under California law, the excess carrier acted in bad faith by refusing to either approve the underlying settlement or take over the defense. Teleflex Med. Inc., v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co., 2017 U.S. App.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Ninth Circuit found that the insurer's negligent failure to respond to a settlement offer did not constitute bad faith. McDaniel v. Gov't Employees Ins. Co., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 4029 (9th Cir. March 7, 2017). McDaniel was the assignee... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Insurance Law Hawaii
Assignment of insurance proceeds as part of a settlement against the subcontractor for faulty workmanship was not covered under the CGL policy in accordance with Illinois law. Allied Prop. & Cas. Ins Co v. Metro North Condominium Assoc., 2017 U.S.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals determined that a pre-trial settlement, including a consent judgment against a non-party insurer and an assignment of rights under the policy, was invalid. Penn-America Ins. Co. v. Osborne, 2017 W. Va. LEXIS 119... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) vacated the circuit court's granting of summary judgment to the insurer after determining there was no duty to defend. National Interstate Ins. Co., Inc. v. Cornelio, 2017 Haw. Ct. App. LEXIS 128 (Haw.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The insurer was unsuccessful in moving to dismiss the property owner's complaint that was filed after coverage for collapse of basement walls was denied. Cyr v. CCAA Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39387 (D. Conn. March... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The magistrate recommended that the attorney's motion to withdraw from further representation of the insured be granted when the insurer was liquidated and no longer paying for defense costs. U.S. v. Estate of Lillian Wiesner, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38257... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Ninth Circuit, applying California law, affirmed the district court's decision finding there was no coverage for construction defects. Archer W. Contractors v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 3796 (9th Cir. March 2, 2017). Archer Western... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Tenth Circuit affirmed the District Court's determination that there was no coverage under the builder's risk policy. Gerald H. Phipps, Inc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 2764 (10th Cir. Feb. 16, 2017). GH... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The court granted summary judgment to the insurer, finding there was no duty to defend or indemnify a tenant/insured's contract-related claims. Erie Ins. Exch. v. Little Ducklings Daycare Associates, LP, 2017 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 22 (Pa. D. Jan.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The court determined the insurer did not act in bad faith when it failed to indemnify the insured for an award of punitive damages. Bensalem Racing Ass/n v. Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 2017 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut has issued several decisions of late finding coverage for collapse despite the building not being reduced to rubble. The latest decision in this series is Metsack v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The New Jersey Supreme Court found that an anti-assignment provision could not be applied to bar a post-loss claim assignment. Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 2017 N.J. LEXIS 121 (N.J. Feb. 1, 2017). In reaching its... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The court agreed there was no coverage for payments when the insured was not legally obligated to make such payments. Elec. Motor & Constr. Co. v. Travelers Indemn. Co. of Am., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11889 (E.D. Va. Jan. 27,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The court found there was no duty to defend the subcontractor for alleged faulty workmanship in installing stone veneer at a condominium construction project. Quality Stone Veneer, Inc. v. Selective Ins.Co. of Am., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9393 (E.D. Pa.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Ohio Court of Appeals determined that the CGL policy was ambiguous as to whether a subcontractor's faulty workmanship was an "occurrence." Ohio N. Univ. v. Charles Constr. Serv., 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 258 (Ohio Ct. App. Jan. 23, 2017).... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
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Our panel at today's ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committees's Tucson seminar. Our group consists of Rina Carmel of Zelle McDonough & Cohen LLP; Karin Aldama of Perkins Coie, LLP; Demetrius Rush of Zurich North America; and Tred Eyerly of Damon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
Applying Montana law, the federal district court found there was no coverage for a subcontractor who was sued by the contractor for breach of the subcontract. Phoenix Ins. Co. v. Ed Boland Constr., Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6654 (D.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Texas Supreme Court determined that a damaged fence attached to the insureds' dwelling was covered under the dwelling provisions, not the "other structure" portion of the policy. Nassar v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co., 2017 Tex. LEXIS 113 (Tex.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
Applying Iowa law, the federal district court found that the insurer had to defend and indemnify construction defect claims for damage to property caused by the insured's subcontractors. Van Der Weide v. Cincinnati Ins., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4469 (N.D.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The additional insured unsuccessfully sought to recover damages to its building caused by the named insured. Brit UW, Ltd. v. Tripar, Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2462 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 6, 2017). Davis Russell Real Estate and Management LLC hired... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The South Carolina Supreme Court found that the Special Referee correctly determined that the insurer failed to reserve the right to contest coverage of actual damages and punitive damages under the CGL policies. Harleysville Group Ins. v. Heritage Communities, Inc.,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The California Court of Appeal determined there was no duty to indemnify and the insured had to reimburse the insurer's contribution to a settlement. Nevertheless, there was a duty to defend, meaning the insured did not have to reimburse amounts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
In SB 799, the Hawaii state legislature proposes creating a parametric risk transfer facility which would move hurricane risk into the private market with insurance and reinsurance carriers. The bill explains that parametric, or index-based, insurance solutions settle claims on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii
The Arkansas Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of coverage for the insured based upon the exclusion for "damage to your product." S.E. Arnold & Co. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 2016 Ark. App. LEXIS 625 (Ark. Ct. App. Dec. 7,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Insurance Law Hawaii