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Tag Archives: North Carolina

All Claims Arising from Negligent Design of Two, Nearly Identical Bridges Constitute “Related Claims”

Posted in Related Claims and associated exclusions
In a win for an insurer represented by Wiley Rein, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, applying North Carolina law, has held that all claims against an engineering firm for the negligent design of two bridges constituted “related claims,” subject to a single limit of liability.  Stewart Eng’g, Inc.… Continue Reading

Insured’s Late Notice of Original Discrimination Charges Bars Coverage for Related Lawsuits

Posted in Notice of Claim
In a win for Wiley Rein’s client, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, applying North Carolina law, has held that an insurer owed no coverage for two underlying lawsuits because the insured failed to provide notice of the EEOC charges of discrimination that arose from the same facts at… Continue Reading

Embezzling Payroll Service Providers Were “Employees” of Insured, Triggering Crime Coverage

Posted in Uncategorized
A federal district court in North Carolina has granted an insured’s motion for summary judgment, holding that it was entitled to coverage under its crime policy for embezzlement by its payroll service provider because the payroll service provider constituted an “employee” under the terms of the policy.  Colony Tire Corp. v. Federal Ins. Co., 2016… Continue Reading