Seifert, James J.
FIRST PARAGRAPH(S)|In the 1980 survey period, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on three insurance issues having broad implications. N-Ren Corporation v. American Home Assurance Co. presented the Eighth Circuit with the unprecedented issue of whether the 'external cause' requirement typically found in "all-risk" industrial policies includes design defects. In Gibbar v. Calvert Fire Insurance Co. the court redefined "latent defect" as used in marine insurance policies in an attempt to clear up the confusion that has surrounded this language. Lastly, in Taylor Towing Service v. Commercial Union Insurance Co. the court greatly expanded the application of estoppel as a means to create liability on a policy where before none had existed...
14 Creighton L. Rev. 1172 (1980-1981)
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