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With social media use on the rise, insurers and insureds alike should be mindful of posts that can implicate the prior publication exclusion to coverage. In Scout, LLC v. Truck Ins. Exchange, 2019 WL 347471 — P.3d —- (Idaho Jan. 29, 2019), the Idaho Supreme Court addressed this issue in a trademark infringement case that began with what seemed like a simple Facebook post. Scout involved an Idaho LLC that purchased and renovated a downtown…
While you’re looking at airplanes fly by, you may also want to look for drones too. In a recent decision by the United States District Court in the Central District of California, the court found drones are equivalent to aircrafts, at least as it applies to the aircraft exclusion to bodily injury. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company v. Hollycall Productions, Inc. et al, 2018 WL 6520412 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 7, 2018) (“Hollycall”).  This decision serves as…
Bitcoin has been a popular buzz word for the last couple of years. People have written several articles on the topic, created documentaries to explain how it works, and some have even ventured out to dabble in the exchange. While we all seem to have a vague understanding of this currency, are we certain courts will interpret our value of the currency the same? Is the currency equivalent to money?  The courts are getting closer…