Acknowledging Implicit Bias to Support a Culture of DE&I

Diversity, equity and inclusion has been a major topic of discussion in recent years. Organizations such as the American Bar Association and the National Association for Law Placement have made efforts to advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession by working to educate those in the profession, as well as students who […]

A Few Things on the Minds of Lawyers Everywhere

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In recent years, following return to work from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have begun to be able to return to in-person bar association meetings and seminars. In 2022, the singular issue on the minds of lawyers was the issue of return-to-work and how law firms would adjust to the demands for remote work. Law firm […]

Court of Appeals Holds That Subcontractor’s Insurer Had Duty to Defend but Not Indemnify General Contractor

Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. Harsco Corp. 2022 WL 17087036 (Ind. Ct. App. 2022) Harsco Corporation (“Harsco”) contracted with PPL Montour Company (“PPL”) to build and maintain an elevator at a PPL worksite in Pennsylvania. Harsco subcontracted with Metro Elevator Company (“Metro”) to lease and install the elevator. Consistent with the subcontract, Metro’s commercial general liability […]

Indiana Federal Court Holds That “Professional Services” Exclusion Did Not Relieve Insurer of Duty to Defend Landfill Against Nuisance and Negligence Claims

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Savers Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Rockhill Ins. Co. 2022 WL 9461874 (S.D. Ind. 2022) In Savers Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Rockhill Ins. Co., county residents sued a nearby landfill, claiming they and their properties were being harmed by noxious odors, pollutants, and contaminants originating from the landfill. The landfill sought coverage […]

Seventh Circuit Holds Insurer Did Not Breach Policy or Act in Bad Faith By Treating Rather Than Euthanizing Show Horse

Greenbank v. Great Am. Assurance Co., 2022 WL 3754722 (7th Cir. 2022) Julie Greenbank purchased an athletic show horse named Thomas. Greenbank obtained a mortality insurance policy from Great American Assurance Company that provided coverage in the event of Thomas’ death or his “authorized humane destruction.” The policy defined “authorized humane destruction” as “the intentional […]