The Importance of Conducting Due Diligence During the Hiring Process
When An Insurance Broker Has a Duty to Recommend Coverage
The Correct Timing of Issuing a Certificate of Insurance
The Internet of Things and Cyber Risk
Emerging Cyber Liability Risks
Is the Cyber Insurance Market Sustainable?
Selling Cyber Insurance: Key Considerations
What is an appraisal?
Insurance Limits and Case Value - A Clear Correlation?
The Social Engineering Cyber Exposure
Taking A Proactive Approach to Cyber Security
Underwriting: Art or Science?
Medical PL Risks in Retail Healthcare
Physician Considerations When Prescribing Medical Marijuana
Amy Levine Discusses TNC Insurance Policies at 2015 CIWA Summer Forum
Mark Robinson Discusses Price Optimization at the 2015 CIWA Summer Forum
David Hauge Discusses Insurance Rebates at the CIWA Summer Forum & Annual Meeting
Electronic Medical Records: Help or Hindrance?
Variables Affecting Medical PL Settlement Values
Technology in Healthcare
Plaintiff, Technical Security Integration, Inc., a Washington company, sold certain security and surveillance equipment and services. It hired Corey Tharp as a sales associate in Oregon, to tap his connections to that state’s...more
Over the last 12 months, the insurance industry has seen speculation with respect to litigation funding regulation, resolutions of large class actions and consolidation in the form of acquisitions in the industry. There has...more
On August 26, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals considered whether a trial court had appointment authority under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). Overturning a prior order that denied Odyssey Reinsurance Company’s...more
Kennedy v. Allstate, No. 15-2221 (E.D. Pa. July 8, 2015).
District Court recognizes possibility that insurance adjusters owe a duty of care to insureds that would be breached by failing to conduct a reasonable...more
In a dispute involving an earlier arbitration ordering American United Life Insurance Company (“AUL”) to make a commutation payment to The Travelers Indemnity, the parties filed cross petitions for arbitration pursuant to...more
The court confirmed an arbitration decision awarding damages in favor of workers compensation insurers against various insured employee-staffing companies. One of the defendant companies contended that it never executed the...more
A recent case out of the District of Massachusetts reviewing an arbitration award against Ace American Insurance Company (“Ace”) found that an arbitrator did not exceed her power in crafting an arbitration award when she...more
Collective defendants, Nationwide, appealed from a Massachusetts superior court judgment confirming an arbitration award in favor of collective plaintiffs, Liberty Mutual. The underlying dispute involved a 1972 reinsurance...more
Utica Mutual Insurance Company (“Utica”) sued R&Q Reinsurance Company (“R&Q) in New York federal court for payment under reinsurance certificates R&Q issued to Utica covering umbrella policies Utica issued to its insured,...more
We previously reported that CNA filed a lawsuit against its insured Cottage Health System seeking reimbursement of amounts that it previously paid under Cottage’s cyber liability insurance policy. On Friday, a federal...more
We previously discussed in a June 10, 2015, guest article the basics of insurance underwriting and claim handling in China. In this article, we give an overview of the legal framework and relevant key issues in insurance...more
In the context of a right of direct action by an injured party (Spain and France) against a D&I insurer, in The London Steamship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association Ltd v The Kingdom of Spain & anr  EWCA Civ 333, 1...more
In Trust Risk Group SpA v AmTrust Europe Ltd  EWCA Civ 437, 30 April 2015, the Court of Appeal held that when resolving competing jurisdiction clauses in two different agreements where one is entered into at a later...more
Early last week, Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB 481 into law. The new law, which will become effective on September 1st, gives Texas consumers the option to mediate medical bills that they receive from out-of-network...more
The Department of Labor’s recent Proposed Rule (the “Proposal”), which defines the term “fiduciary” as it applies to persons who provide “investment advice” to ERISA plans and IRAs, will impact the likelihood and severity of...more
A federal district court has entered judgment confirming an arbitration award entered in favor of Employers Insurance Company of Wausau against Continental Casualty. The dispute arose out of a certificate of casualty...more
Minnesota’s severe weather season is here. With that season comes the possibility of hail, heavy rain, lightning, and other weather-related threats that can quickly result in serious property damage to residential and...more
In First State Insurance Company v. National Casualty Co., 781 F.3d 7 (1st Cir. 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (the “Court of Appeals”) affirmed a district court’s refusal to vacate an arbitration...more
Because a reinsurer participated in the arbitrator selection process, the reinsurer was precluded from seeking a stay on statute of limitations grounds pursuant to New York law, a New York appellate court ruled. As discussed...more
A federal judge in New York has denied reinsurers’ motions for relief from a prior judgment. The reinsurers, Equitas Insurance Limited and Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, argued that they were entitled to judicial...more
The process still works if everyone cooperates. That means plaintiffs, developers, subcontractors and insurance companies.
A breakdown exists in the following areas: Plaintiffs are not being uniformly required to...more
A federal district court has confirmed a $14 million arbitration award entered in favor of Amerisure against its reinsurer Everest. As we earlier reported, the court had previously denied the motion to seal briefing...more
In a case involving a dispute arising from a fire at the Wisconsin County Courthouse, a Wisconsin federal court issued an order denying Lexington Insurance Company’s motion to participate in an arbitration between the two...more
An arbitration award to Petitioner, Employers Insurance of Wausau A Mural Company (“Wausau”), has been confirmed after Respondents withdrew their prior objections. The dispute arose over payment obligations stemming from a...more
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