Topic: Coverage & Claims

Defective Products Claims Against ExxonMobil Deemed Multiple “Occurrences” Under New York Law

On June 5, 2007, a New York State Court located in Manhattan ruled that various products liability claims relating to ExxonMobil Corporation’s defective resin and lubricant products were multiple “occurrences” under liability insurance policies issued to ExxonMobil by Lloyd’s of London. 

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The Brocade Criminal Trial: Former Employee Testimony Damaging to Reyes

The first criminal trial  arising out of the stock options backdating scandals, involving Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.’s former CEO, Gregory Reyes, began on Monday, June 18, 2007 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Reyes is accused of intentionally falsifying board meeting minutes and disseminating false financial statements in order to conceal the backdating of stock options. 

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Florida’s Valued Policy Law – When Determining Whether Building is “Total Loss,” Court May Consider Whether Cost of Repair Exceeds Value

Florida’s First District Court of Appeal recently decided that, when determining whether the structure is a “total loss” under Florida’s former Valued Policy Law (“VPL”), a court could consider whether the cost of repairing the building would exceed its value. 

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