Polsinelli Podcasts - Protecting Policy Holders From Arbitration Bias
Why Cyber Security?
Underwriters, Universities and Government Debt Issuers Face a Critical Deadline
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
Polsinelli Podcast - Insurance Recovery Disputes 101
Claims: Government Investigations, Enforcement and Triggering Insurance Coverage Under D and O Insurance
North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Reform Webinar
Ralph Ferrara Discusses Private Securities Litigation at PLI
The Affordable Care Act & the Impact on the C-Suite – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
Ritholtz: Insurance Regulators Should Oversee Derivatives
How to Respond to President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
Ritholtz: 'Dot Com Bonus Envy' Stymies Wall St. Reform
Insurance Lawyer: Very Limited Coverage for Hurricane Sandy
Weekly Brief: Hurricane Sandy, GC Donations, Tweeting Fake News
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
On September 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected the insurer’s attempt to reverse last year’s favorable ruling in Indalex Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh PA, 83 A.3d 418, 421 (Pa. Super....more
In a life settlement transaction, in which a life insurance policy is sold by its owner to another for more than its cash-surrender value but less than the net death benefit, the seller contended that the broker and purchaser...more
Lexington Ins. Co. v. MGA Entm’t, No. 12-cv-3677 (SAS), 2014 WL 3955205 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 12, 2014).
The Southern District of New York denies an insurer’s motion to dismiss an insured’s claim that the insurer breached its...more
The earthquake that struck Northern California in August 2014 serves as a reminder of how quickly business policyholders can face devastating losses. In the aftermath of an earthquake, businesses may face pressing challenges,...more
Approximately eight million children currently covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) may lose access to their pediatric-specific benefits and provider networks if legislation is not passed to extend...more
When faced with a catastrophic loss triggering multiple layers of coverage and recalcitrant insurers at the primary layer, a policyholder has strong incentives to settle with the first-layer carriers for less than the full...more
In John Davler, Inc. v. Arch Insurance Company, 2014 Cal. App. LEXIS 837 (Cal. App. Sept. 15, 2014), the California Court of Appeal had the opportunity to consider the application of an employment-related practices exclusion...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Gubernatorial Nominations Being Announced, Senate Confirmation Session Set -
Over the past...more
Insurance coverage for cyber risk – both first-party and third-party loss – is a burgeoning type of insurance many major carriers are now offering to their policyholders. In view of this significant growth, this blog will –...more
...I recall hearing Bossa Nova as a ten year old at my neighbor’s house in the Panama Canal Zone – Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66. The Waters of March is one of many great songs written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and sung by Elis...more
In This Issue:
- Islamic Real Estate Finance: Getting The Deal Done
- Announcements & Events
- Government Consultation on Energy Efficiency Improvements to the Private Rented Sector
- K&L Gates...more
Dameron Hospital Association v. AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah Insurance Exchange et al. -
California Court Of Appeal, Third Appellate District (September 4, 2014) -
In Howell v. Hamilton Meats (...more
Insurers have a duty to process claims in good faith, but sometimes they farm the job out to third-party administrators (TPAs). If the TPA fouls up, many states hold that the insurer is still liable—for its own breach of...more
Earlier this month, a U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania dismissed a “direct action” personal injury claim against the liability insurer of U.S. Airways in Gonzalez-Marcano v. U.S. Airways, Inc., 2014 WL 4375666 (E.D. Pa....more
The use of warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance policies in M&A deals has become increasingly popular in recent years. “This trend is becoming global,” said Rod Brown, a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Singapore office. “There...more
“The insurer’s obligation to pay fees to the independent counsel selected by the insured is limited to the rates which are actually paid by the insurer to attorneys retained by it in the ordinary course of business in the...more
If an insurance company alleges it lawfully denied a claim, is that an implied waiver of the attorney-client privilege as to its consultation with coverage counsel?
When a policyholder sues an insurer for bad faith,...more
Bad things can happen to innocent people, and sometimes the people responsible for them are judgment-proof. When that happens—and when the perpetrator also has potential coverage under an automobile or homeowners...more
On September 15, Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart issued Bulletin 14-02 regarding Insurance Marketing Organizations (IMOs). Bulletin 14-02 sets forth Iowa Insurance Division (IID) concerns with the following index...more
On October 15, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 134 S.Ct. 604 (2013). The specific question before the Court in that case, as expressly stated by...more
13-0080, RSUI Indemnity Co. v. The Lynd Co. - The primary issue in this insurance coverage case is how the policy limits of an excess property insurance policy should be calculated. The policy at issue covers multiple...more
Last month, a Pennsylvania federal court rejected the notion that a dispute over whether an admittedly covered occurrence necessitated repair of certain discrete portions of the damaged structure was a coverage dispute,...more
Reports are coming in from Baja California about substantial damages from Hurricane Odile. As of September 15, 2014, the airport in Cabo San Lucas is closed, as are roads up and down the Baja peninsula. While there is no way...more
The recent passing of Joan Rivers not only requires us to pay tribute to one of the great comedic minds of the last forty-fifty years, but serves as a testimony to professional passion, perseverance and hard...more
In Eurokey Recycling Ltd v Giles Insurance Brokers Ltd  EWHC 2989 (Comm), the English Commercial Court has confirmed the nature of an insurance broker’s duties to its clients when obtaining Business Interruption...more
Find an Insurance Author »
Back to Top