Louis Castoria

Louis Castoria

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Meditating on Mediating, Part Two: Louie’s Top Five Tips

In a recent post, we discussed the reasons to mediate and how the process can be bewildering – in a Lewis Carroll sense – to first-time E&O defendants. This time I’m sharing my Top Five Tips for an effective mediation....more

7/1/2014 - Errors and Omissions Policy Mediation

Meditating on Mediating: Why Settle for Less?

A member of a “miscellaneous” profession – one that doesn’t require a professional license, as do doctors, lawyers, and many others – can find an “errors & omissions claim” as disorienting as a long fall down Alice’s rabbit...more

6/20/2014 - Mediation

Who You Gonna Call? Anybody?

We lawyers are always telling people to document their files. “If it’s not in writing, it didn’t happen,” we advise. That’s still true, but let’s stop writing everything down for just a minute, and ask ourselves if people are...more

5/15/2014 - Professional Liability

Trial, Arbitration, Mediation: New Study Compares Customer Satisfaction

Vindication! It’s the dream of every defendant who has found his or her name on the south side of the “v.” in the caption of a lawsuit: to watch that sleazy jerk who sued me walk away from the courthouse with nothing to show...more

5/2/2014 - Arbitration Mediation Trials

TRIA Little Harder, Congress!

Insurance relies on uncertainty most of the time, so we price premiums based on events that the actuaries say are predictable en masse instead of unpredictable on an individual basis. But there is one totally predictable and...more

4/8/2014 - Catastrophic Events Construction Contracts Property Insurance Terrorism Insurance

To Err Is Human: A Spring in the Misstep

Today is the first day of spring, a season of renewal. It’s spring training, spring cleaning and spring break. Some wonderful E&O prevention and educational resources are available out there. We at Wilson Elser provide...more

3/21/2014 - Errors and Omissions Policy

Everyone Can Find Reasons to Give Thanks for 2013 California Coverage Opinions

Thanksgiving is one day when the whole family gets together and sets aside petty differences to give thanks to the Almighty for the bounty we enjoy. California’s insurance coverage family is often a dysfunctional one. To...more

11/29/2013 - Conflicts of Interest Duty to Settle Equitable Relief False Advertising Independent Counsel Insurance Brokers Insurers Policy Exclusions Policy Limits Pollution Exclusion Reservation of Rights Settlement Unfair Competition

Insurers Lose Defense Reimbursement Battle in Washington State

It’s cynically said that no good deed goes unpunished. The Washington State Supreme Court seems to agree when it comes to insurers’ reservations of rights to seek reimbursement of fees and costs they have paid for the defense...more

3/22/2013 - Declaratory Relief Duty to Defend Liability Insurance Litigation Fees & Costs Reimbursements Reservation of Rights

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