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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.
- New Jersey Appellate Division Confers Additional Insured Status, Albeit Limited to that Portion of the Insured's Work
8.19.19 – In Comcast of Garden State, LP v. The Hanover Ins. Co., Docket No. A-3425-17T4, an unpublished decision decided on July 10, 2019, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that a putative additional insured found partially liable in an underlying personal injury action was an additional insured, but “only with respect to” the insured-contractor’s work, and, therefore, was not entitled to coverage for its own negligent conduct.