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Fein, Such, Kahn, & Shepard: Estate Planning
The Benefits of WRAP Insurance on Large Construction Projects - Ray Buddie
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On January 1, 2013, new rules governing indemnification in construction contracts went into effect under SB 474 in California. The new law impacts commercial real estate, and public and residential projects.
The big picture...more
Insurance is one important line of defense companies can use to protect against the potentially devastating costs of responding to cyber breaches. The following list gives examples of insurance coverage to consider when...more
Many insurers are now offering “cyber liability” or “cyber risk” policies designed to protect policyholders against electronic injuries that policyholders may either suffer themselves or cause to others. Most of these...more
In its recent decision in BCS Ins. Co. v. Big Thyme Enters., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20051 (D.S.C. Feb. 14, 2013), the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina had occasion to consider whether an alleged...more
We previously discussed the troubling issues of: a) whether your company’s insurance policy(ies) actually provides coverage for claims of IP infringement, and b) which of your policies is the one(s) you should be looking to...more
Does a party named as an additional insured under an insurance policy also qualify as an ”insured” under the policy for purposes of the interinsured exclusion? That was the question in a recent property damage case decided by...more
Many commercial contracts require the seller to maintain insurance against stated risks and also requires that the purchaser be named an additional insured under the seller’s insurance policies. This typically requires that...more
In product liability actions, claims against manufacturers often involve bodily injury or property damage. But manufacturers can also be exposed to “personal and advertising” injuries, which don’t involve property damage but...more
Proving lost profits through expert testimony is often key to recovering the full measure of damages in many lawsuits, but the California Supreme Court decision in Sargon Enterprises v. Univ. of Southern California (November...more
In This Issue:
- The 100 Most Influential People In the Boardroom
- Social Media & The Boardroom: Critical Questions Directors Need To Ask
- Michael Volkov on Whistleblowers
- What's Next? The Top Issues of...more
In Hartford Casualty Ins. Co. v. Swift Distribution, Inc., __ Cal.Rptr.3rd __, 2012 WL 5306248 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2012), the California Court of Appeal held that the “advertising injury” coverage in a CGL policy does not...more
Within the last four months, two divisions of the California Court of Appeal’s Second Appellate District have taken different positions on the requirements for “disparage,” as that term is used in commercial liability...more
The European perspective on managing cyber risk is valuable for US companies operating internationally and also as risk management guidance when operating in the US.
Recently, an arm of the UK Government Communication...more
Many business contracts include “fee-shifting” provisions which require the losing party in any breach of contract litigation to pay attorneys fees incurred by the prevailing party.
The financial risk of being liable for...more
Originally published in Privacy & Security Law Report, 11 PVLR 1430, 09/24/2012.
Companies, organizations, and individuals throughout the world reap significant benefits of having access to the internet. Since the 1990s,...more
Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc., et al.
Court of Appeal, Second District (July 13, 2012)
Personal injury coverage under most CGL policies provides coverage for claims...more
Ensuring that key business data survives unexpected events is vital for businesses large and small. That’s why every business should have a plan in place to ensure the availability of its data when manmade or natural...more
In this issue:
- USPTO Issues Rules Implementing America Invents Act
- The $60 Million iPad Trademark Lesson Applies to All Brands
- Patent Insurance – It's Not Just for Defendants Anymore
In one of the latest decisions to address the continuing debate over whether there is coverage under commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policies for so-called “blast fax” and “blast texting” lawsuits brought under...more
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
When Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. (Looney) created an architectural design known as the Island Park Apartments in 1996, it probably wasn't thinking of insurance coverage law. But, it appears likely that Looney's...more
Given the risks and costs of intellectual property (IP) infringement claims (even when your company isn’t found liable), most companies ideally want coverage of perceived infringement of the products they sell or the services...more
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