Dennis Cusack

Dennis Cusack

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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New Case Highlights Deep Hole in Cyber Insurance Policies

Insurance policies covering data breach liability began appearing roughly ten years ago. We noted then a troublesome provision in some forms that seemed to exclude coverage for the insured’s failure to maintain data security...more

6/30/2015 - Corporate Counsel Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Insurance Brokers Policy Exclusions Popular

Policyholders Should Resist Insurer Demands to Allocate Settlements

« California’s “Independent” Cumis Counsel Regime Faces A Novel Challenge | Main by Dennis Cusack Policyholders seeking insurance funds to settle a case often face an insurer’s demand that some amount should be allocated to...more

5/20/2015 - Allocation of Funds D&O Insurance Insurers Liability Insurance

The Case of the Zealous Defense Counsel

A law firm asked us for advice a few months into a fast-moving intellectual property lawsuit. The complaint alleged trademark and copyright infringement claims against the company and two of its officers. They noted that...more

2/3/2015 - Copyright Copyright Infringement D&O Insurance Duty to Defend Liability Insurance Trademark Infringement Trademarks

What Businesses Need to Know About Earthquake Insurance

Last month’s Napa earthquake served as a wake-up call for everyone in the Greater Bay Area. It was a reminder that the odds of an even more damaging earthquake in Northern California over the next 20 years are high....more

9/30/2014 - Earthquake Insurance Earthquakes

The Napa Earthquake: Now Is The Time To Think About Insurance Coverage

In the aftermath of this weekend’s earthquake, we at Farella Braun + Martel would like to offer our insights. If you have a business that was affected by the earthquake, now is the time to look at your insurance policies,...more

8/27/2014 - Earthquakes Property Damage Property Insurance

Mindful Case Management

We recently litigated and successfully settled an insurance coverage case that offers a model for managing a case thoughtfully. Too often, parties reflexively dive into litigation with its procedural hurdles and delays,...more

8/12/2014 - Arbitration Breach of Contract Case Management D&O Insurance Reasonable Accommodation

How To Navigate London's Aviation Insurance Claims Process

Maintaining appropriate insurance is critical for the entire aviation industry. Many US-based airlines, aircraft owners/financiers, and aircraft lease servicers devote significant resources at the front end, setting up their...more

3/5/2014 - Aviation Industry Commercial General Liability Policies Underwriters of Lloyds

Common Policyholder Pitfalls When Navigating London Aviation Insurance Claims

Maintaining appropriate insurance is critical for the entire aviation industry. Many US-based airlines, aircraft owners/financiers, and aircraft lease servicers devote significant resources at the front end setting up their...more

2/20/2014 - Airplane Accidents Aviation Industry Underwriters of Lloyds

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