Kami Quinn

Kami Quinn

Gilbert LLP

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By “Any Manner” Of Means: Securing Cyber-Crime Coverage After Zurich v. Sony

Much has been written about the New York Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Zurich American Insurance Co. v. Sony Corp., Index. No. 651982/2011 (N.Y. Supr. Ct. Feb. 21, 2014), in which a New York trial court denied coverage...more

9/15/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Cyber Attacks Data Breach Play Station Popular Sony Third-Party Risk Zurich America Insurance Co.

$2.9 Million Jury Award For Texas Fracking Claim: Lessons for Energy Company Risk Managers

A jury in Dallas recently awarded $2.9 million to a Texas family in one of the first trials involving allegations that hydraulic fracturing caused nearby residents to suffer health problems and property damage. Although...more

6/25/2014 - Aruba Petroleum Barnett Shale Bodily Injury Energy Fracking Jury Awards Oil & Gas Property Damage Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation Third-Party Liability Utilities Sector Well Drilling

The False Conception That FCA Claims Are Not Covered

In 2013, the United States Department of Justice recovered $3.8 billion under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), bringing the total amount secured by the Justice Department since 2009 to $17 billion. Whistleblowers recovered...more

5/5/2014 - D&O Insurance DOJ E&O Insurance Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Hospitals Lenders Litigation Funding Mortgage Servicers Pharmaceutical Industry Whistleblowers

Given Proliferating Wage & Hour Claims, Specialized Insurance an Important Consideration for Employers

Given a dramatic increase in both the number of wage and hour lawsuits and the average cost to employers to resolve one — $4.5 million — a little prevention could be worth at least a pound of cure in this area, Kami Quinn and...more

2/11/2014 - Compliance Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Wage and Hour

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


Second Circuit Weighs in on D&O Excess Coverage

Case Notes - September 12, 2013 Second Circuit Weighs in on D&O Excess Coverage - A recent hot topic in the world of directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance is the application and interpretation of...more

9/17/2013 - Corporate Officers Directors Excess Policies Insurance Industry Liability Insurance Lloyds of London Policy Limits

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 Insurance Industry Manufacturers

Illinois Appeals Court Reaffirms Zurich v. Raymark, Strengthens All Sums Precedent Under Illinois Law

In a significant victory for policyholders, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed a trial court decision that John Crane, Inc. (“Crane”) had no excess coverage for asbestos bodily injury claims. By so ruling, the appeals...more

3/19/2013 - Excess Policies Horizontal Exhaustion Doctrine Insurance Industry Umbrella Policies

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 Insurance Industry

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 Insurance Industry

How to Avoid Turning a Settlement with Your Primary Insurer Into a “Get Out of Jail Free” Card for Your Excess Insurer – The...

Imagine for a moment that you have two customers, Diane and George. Diane and George each owe you money for products they have purchased. Each of them raises some concerns about the bill. Being a wise business owner, you...more

3/4/2013 - Excess Policies Insurance Industry Settlement

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