To decide if an insurer has a duty to defend, a Virginia State or Federal Court may only look at the allegations in the complaint and the insurance policy to determine if a judgment against the insured will be covered by the policy.
Contract interpretation strives to find the meaning of all parts together.
When Massachusetts’ highest State court rejected Federal law on termination […]
Yes, the word “pirates” is an anagram for “parties.” Participants in a lawsuit, arbitration, or mediation are collectively referred to as parties. Are they pirates too?
We all know what happens when we “ASS-U-ME” something. So, we should all carefully avoid assuming things unnecessarily.
You’ve heard, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” In this instance, […]
When it’s time to butt heads, know how the local turf (court) will interpret the clause.
Contract formation confirms the parties understand and agree to all […]