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What Do You Get When You Cross March Madness With Insurance?

A chance to win one billion dollars. Quicken Loans and Berkshire Hathaway recently announced that they are teaming up to award one billion dollars to be shared by persons who correctly predict the winners of every game in...more

Lance Armstrong Confession Injects New Life Into Insurance-Related Arbitration Dispute

Here is a cautionary tale for insurers with respect to the enforceability of settlement agreements. SCA Promotions, Inc. (SCA), a Dallas-based company that offers prize indemnification insurance to athletes, has been...more

California Court Rules that D&O Insurer Not Obligated to Reimburse Screen Actors Guild for Underlying Attorneys’ Fee Award

In Screen Actors Guild Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company, et al., 2013 WL 3525273 (C.D. Cal. July 11, 2013), the United States District Court for the Central District of California held that Federal Insurance Company...more

Insurance Recovery Law -- Jul 26, 2013

Three Wins and A New Rule - In this edition of the Manatt newsletter, we take a look at several new cases that examine an array of important insurance issues. First, though, we report an important victory for...more

Leave It to Hollywood: No D&O Insurance Coverage for Failure to Pay Leave It to Beaver Television Royalties

On July 11, 2013, the Central District of California held that a liability insurer is not required to reimburse its insured for costs arising out of a breach of contract class action claim....more

Museum Loans

Museum loans have many benefits. Generous lenders serve the public good by making works available for display and exhibition both here and abroad. Lenders should have a passing familiarity with legal issues surrounding museum...more

You're Getting Sued For What? An E&O Odyssey (Pt 10)

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance. The series aims to demonstrate that what might seem to a...more

California Appellate Court Upholds Trial Court's Dismissal of a Coverage Claim for an Alleged Advertising Injury - Perspectives...

A recent decision in California put a crimp in a rock star impersonator's effort to seek coverage for his liability to the rock star for "trading on his celebrity." In Oglio Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty...more

You're Getting Sued for What? An E&O Odyssey (Pt 5)

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance, and which aims to demonstrate that what might seem to a producer...more

You're Getting Sued for What? An E&O Odyssey (Pt 3)

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance, and which aims to demonstrate that what might seem to a producer...more

You're Getting Sued for What? An E&O Odyssey (Pt 2)

This post is one in an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance, and which aims to demonstrate that what might seem to a producer...more

You're Getting Sued for What? An E&O Odyssey (Pt 1)

As has been mentioned on this blog numerous times, the "clearance" process for obtaining "errors and omissions" (E&O) insurance for film and TV projects can sometimes be an arduous, frustrating process for both producers and...more

Official Logos in Film and TV Productions

Last week's news story about the FBI demanding that Wikipedia remove from its website a high-quality image of the FBI's logo offers a timely reminder of the need to obtain permission for the use of official logos and crests...more

Advertising Law - March 11, 2010

In This Issue: *Companies Seek Protection in Post-Tiger Woods World of Scandal *California Enacts New Law on Promotions *FTC Warns 78 Companies About Advertising “Bamboo” Products *Verizon Wins NAD Challenge Against...more

Event Cancellation and Non-Appearance Insurance Questions Surrounding Michael Jackson's Death

Having spent my professional life representing insurers in disputes arising out of the various aspects of their businesses, I sometimes can't help but view current events such as Michael Jackson's premature death through a...more

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