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Category Archives: Contribution

Ohio’s Right of Contribution From a Joint Tortfeasor

In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 2307.25(A), if one or more persons are jointly and severally liable in tort for the same injury or loss to person or property or for the same wrongful death, there may be a right of contribution (even if a judgment has not been recovered against all of them). As… Read More »

The Right to Contribution

Ohio law gives rise to two rights of contribution for an insurer: (1) from a joint tortfeasor, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 2307.25; and (2) from a coinsurer or concurrent insurer who provides coverage for the same loss. The right to contribution from a coinsurer or concurrent insurer is recognized in both statute and… Read More »

Other Insurance Clause is Excess…Really

Other insurance clauses, also known as excess clauses, seem to appear in almost every case with concurrent coverage under multiple policies. This common situation presents itself when an insured is driving a car owned by a friend or family member. Each insurance policy provides coverage for the accident, but both policies will also likely contain… Read More »

Claims Against Interstate Bankers Casualty Company

Recently, Interstate Bankers Casualty Company (IBC) in Illinois was placed into liquidation.  The Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund is now responsible for all obligations related to claims against IBC insureds that had been pending.  In terms of subrogation, the relevant portion of the Insurance Code states as follows: (b) “Covered Claim” does not include… (v)  any… Read More »