Scott Bloom

Scott Bloom

Sedgwick LLP

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California: Right to Independent Counsel Evaporates After Insurer Withdraws Reservation of Rights

A California appellate court recently held that insurers are not obligated to provide an insured with independent counsel after the insurer withdraws the reservation of rights which generated the right to independent counsel....more

10/14/2013 - Conflicts of Interest Duty to Defend Independent Counsel Insurers Reservation of Rights State Farm

Seventh Circuit Confirms Viability of Claims Made Defense in Errors and Omissions Policy Dispute

The Seventh Circuit confirmed that the notice requirements of “claims-made” policies entitle insurers to deny coverage where, before the policy’s inception, the insured knows of circumstances that “might reasonably be...more

4/15/2013 - Claim Denial Letters Claims Made Policy Condition Precedent Insurance Companies

Data and Privacy Breach Experts Warn That Insurers Should Expect Increasingly Frequent, Severe Data Breach Claims

Insurers can expect increasingly frequent and severe data breach claims, a panel of data and privacy breach experts told the Professional Liability Underwriting Society’s International Conference in Chicago, November 7-9,...more

11/21/2012 - Data Breach

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