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Breaking Down Barriers in Policyholder-Insurer Disputes Over Counsel Selection and Payment
Michael Marick 10/13/2014

Corporate policyholders/insureds who have been sued share a common interest with their liability insurers—successfully defending those lawsuits. Yet insureds and insurers often disagree on the choice of defense counsel and how much the insurer must pay toward legal bills. These disputes are costly and, in most instances, can be avoided. view more

The V-8 Moment with Regard to Insurance
Steve Crislip 8/5/2014

Wow, I should have had professional liability coverage. I remain amazed at how many lawyers forego such coverage. I do not understand that rationale since they would never risk their assets with an uninsured car or house. Yet, they think this cost of doing business is too high or it somehow is not needed. view more

Do ISO’s New “Access or Disclosure of Confidential or Personal Information and Data-Related Liability” Exclusions Eliminate Insurance Coverage for Cyber Liability and Data Breach Claims?
Michael L. Young 5/1/2014

A New York trial judge’s recent decision in Zurich American Insurance v. Sony Corporation of America has set the legal blogosphere aflutter with arguments and counter-arguments as to whether cyber liability and data breach claims fall within the “Personal and Advertising Injury Liability” coverage section (Coverage B) afforded by most commercial general liability (CGL) policies. view more

Court Rules Insurance Broker Had No Duty To Investigate Coverage Needs
Marc Zimet 12/4/2013

California Court of Appeals for the Fourth District Rules Insurance Broker Had No Duty To Investigate Insured’s Coverage Needs view more

Cherrington V. Erie Insurance Property and Casualty CO.: Defective Workmanship Claims Deemed to Constitute an “Occurrence” in West Virginia
Jeffrey D. Van Volkenburg 10/10/2013

On June 18, 2013, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Cherrington v. Erie Insurance Property and Casualty Co., 745 S.E.2d 508 (W. Va. June 18, 2013). The opinion expressly reversed previous West Virginia jurisprudence through the Court’s holding that defective workmanship causing bodily injury or property damage is an “occurrence” under a commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policy. view more

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