Katherine Dawson Varholak

Katherine Dawson Varholak

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

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Good News for Corporate Policy Holders: Court Finds Cyber Coverage Under Standard Liability Policy

Corporate policy holders received good news on April 11 when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its opinion in the case captioned: The Travelers Indemnity Company of America v. Portal Healthcare...more

4/14/2016 - Advertising Injury Class Action Commercial General Liability Policies Cyber Insurance Data Breach Duty to Defend Health Insurance Internet Personally Identifiable Information Portal

Colorado Construction Monitor - Winter 2015 / 2016

Construction activity in Denver (and throughout Colorado) remains remarkably high. Sherman & Howard's Construction Index rose to 119.15 for the quarter, which establishes a new record high for the Index. The previous high was...more

12/31/2015 - Construction Industry Construction Project Real Estate Development

Court of Appeals Ruling Favors Arbitration of Construction Defect Claims

Finally—there is some good news for developers and general contractors regarding condominium construction defect claims. In a decision issued May 7, 2015, the Colorado Court of Appeals held that construction defect claims by...more

5/12/2015 - Appeals Arbitration Construction Defects Construction Industry Contractors General Contractors HOA Real Estate Development

Colorado Supreme Court Announces New Limit on the “Notice-Prejudice Rule”

On February 17, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court issued Craft v. Phila. Indem. Ins. Co., No. 14sa43, 2015 WL 658785 (Colo. Feb. 17, 2015), in which it held the notice-prejudice rule applicable to occurrence policies does not...more

3/2/2015 - Claims Made Policy CO Supreme Court Insurance Industry Insurance Litigation Notice Prejudice Rule Occurrence

Stresscon v. Travelers: A Victory For Policy Holders

Yesterday, the construction and insurance communities received much sought-after guidance from the Colorado Court of Appeals regarding Colorado’s recently adopted bad faith statute in the highly anticipated decision,...more

9/16/2013 - Denial of Benefits Fees Insurance Industry Insureds Notice Prejudice Rule Settlement

Cyber Risk Insurance - Navigating The Application Process

More and more companies are considering specialized cyber insurance policies to insure against cyber breaches. ...more

6/7/2013 - Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Insurance Industry

Cyber Risks: Creating A Comprehensive Cyber Insurance Program

Insurance is one important line of defense companies can use to protect against the potentially devastating costs of responding to cyber breaches. The following list gives examples of insurance coverage to consider when...more

3/21/2013 - Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection First-Party Coverage Third-Party Liability

Update On Coverage For Colorado Construction Defects – TCD & Colorado Pool

Over the past few years, we have monitored the efforts of some in the insurance industry to deny coverage for construction defect claims brought by construction professionals. These insurers' assault on construction...more

2/27/2013 - Commercial General Liability Policies Construction Defects Faulty Workmanship Occurrence

Top Ten Ways To Manage Cyber Risk

This is the second installment of our series on Cyber Risk: Are you Protected? This article highlights the top ten ways to manage cyber risk, including strategies for preventing a cyber breach, creating a response plan in the...more

1/22/2013 - Cyber Attacks Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Privacy Policy Risk Assessment

Cyber Risks: Are You Protected?

As our reliance on technology grows, companies face increasing risk of exposure to cyber breaches. The following outlines some of the risks your business faces and explains why you should implement strategies to manage your...more

12/21/2012 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Hackers

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