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Coal Plant Shutdowns: Operators Should Implement Their Document Retention Policies And Protect Against Future Asbestos Claims

by McCarter & English, LLP on

As far as contamination concerns go, asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are generally way down the list of issues at a shutdown coal plant. You hire certified contractors, bag the ACM and dispose of it in approved landfills....more

What is Title Insurance, Really?

All real estate buyers should consider purchasing title insurance. The premium is approximately $4.00 for every $1,000 of the purchase price. Some see this as an added cost to the deal.  But the cost is well worth the value...more

Forgery May Not Constitute “Theft” Under an Employee Dishonesty Coverage

by Cozen O'Connor on

Ruling in favor of the insurer on a motion for summary judgment, on July 29, 2016 the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that under the terms of a commercial crime policy, proof of a forgery by the insured’s employee in...more

Tenth Circuit Drills Down Into Roots Of Moral Hazard, Comes Up Dry

by Carlton Fields on

Moral hazard (one of this blog’s preoccupations) usually comes up in disputes over the scope of coverage under an insurance policy. But state legislatures often address it, too—for example, by imposing limits on agreements...more

Congress breathes new life into expired tax provisions and adopts other changes

by Dentons on

Permanence for R&D credit, small business expensing and other popular tax provisions - The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, or as it is more commonly known, the "Omnibus," does more than just fund the federal...more

Oil Price Decline: Positioning for Turnaround or Sale

by Reed Smith on

As a reaction to the dramatic oil price volatility, many energy companies plan to streamline operations by reducing work force and shedding assets. Those who do so face tightening credit and decline in asset value that may...more

Additional Risk: Does Your Company Have Additional Insured Coverage for Claims by Contractors’ Employees?

by K&L Gates LLP on

One of the biggest risks oil and gas companies face is a blowout or other catastrophic event that causes serious injury or death. In the aftermath of such an event, companies often find themselves facing lawsuits by injured...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 4-19-13

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

A quiet week in Augusta. The House and Senate did not meet and only five Committees met to work on legislation. When the Legislature returns next week, there will be less than two months to go until the statutory adjournment...more

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