João Santa-Rita

João Santa-Rita

Gilbert LLP

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Lawsuits Are On The Rise. Are You Covered?

On September 25, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed the first two suits in its history challenging transgender discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As discrimination litigation...more

11/17/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Liability Insurance Transgender

Insurance by Number

Jurist and law professor Richard Posner recently commented on a common problem among lawyers, namely, that they believe they have a “math block.” Jackson v. Pollion, 733 F.3d 786, 788 (7th Cir. 2013). More recently, Judge and...more

2/10/2014

West Virginia Reverses Course to Expand Coverage

In the construction industry, small defects in workmanship can result in dramatic losses. For example, water damage losses arising from an improperly installed bathtub could be many times the cost of installing the tub in...more

7/23/2013 - Commercial General Liability Policies Construction Accidents Construction Contracts Construction Defects Construction Workers Insurers Liability Insurance

Recent Decisions Regarding Duty to Warn Could Have Impact on Insurance Coverage

When we hear news of developments in the world of torts that could expand areas of potential liability, we naturally think about whether insurance is likely to respond to that liability. One area that has us thinking these...more

6/10/2013 - Duty to Warn Insurers Manufacturers

Court Affirms that Medical Science Supports “Continuous” Asbestos Trigger

In the recent Plant Insulation case, a California court addressed the evolution of the medical science behind the “continuous” asbestos trigger....more

3/18/2013 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Insurers

Does Medical Science Support "Continuous" Asbestos Trigger?

In the recent Plant Insulation case, a California court addressed the evolution of the medical science behind the “continuous” asbestos trigger....more

3/6/2013 - Asbestos Insurers

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