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10.30.19 – On Friday, October 25, 2019, State Attorney General Grubir S. Grewal (“Grewal”) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe (“McCabe”) announced the filing of six lawsuits against companies and individuals who allegedly polluted sites in Trenton, Kearny, Camden, East Orange, and Newark.
- Connecticut High Court Affirms Continuous Trigger, Unavailability Exception to Pro-Rata Allocation for Asbestos Bodily Injury Coverage
10.7.19 – On October 4, 2019, the Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed the Appellate Courts’ decision in R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. v. Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, 171 Conn. App. 61 (2017), adopting the “continuous trigger” and the “unavailability exception” to pro-rata allocation for asbestos bodily injury claims.
- Third Circuit Reopens Window for Potential Coverage of Product Defect Claims Based Upon Definition of an “Occurrence”
10.3.19 – On September 13, 2019, the U.S. Third Circuit (“Third Circuit”) partially overturned a decision from the U.S. District Court (“District Court”) in favor of the insurers that an aluminum products manufacturer was not entitled to coverage for claims arising from its production of faulty window components.
- New Jersey Enacts Landmark Wage Theft Law
9.9.19 – New Jersey has now adopted what looks to be the most comprehensive wage theft law in the entire country.