The Internet of Things and Cyber Risk
Emerging Cyber Liability Risks
Is the Cyber Insurance Market Sustainable?
Selling Cyber Insurance: Key Considerations
Insurance Limits and Case Value - A Clear Correlation?
Taking A Proactive Approach to Cyber Security
Underwriting: Art or Science?
Medical PL Risks in Retail Healthcare
Physician Considerations When Prescribing Medical Marijuana
Electronic Medical Records: Help or Hindrance?
Technology in Healthcare
Prior & Pending Litigation
Is Private/Non-Profit D&O Coverage Under Priced?
Polsinelli Podcasts - What Employers Need to Know about Mediation and Arbitration
"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People
Your Deposition: What to Expect
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
Subrogation: Piggyback Claims by Health Insurers in Injury Lawsuits
Who Can Sue the U.S. Government for Injuries? A Legal Primer
Why Secret Settlements of Injury Lawsuits Are Bad (for Everyone but the Defendant)
Insurance; Duty To Defend; Insurance Coverage; Intentional Acts; Sexual Misconduct -
Gonzalez v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2015) 234 Cal.App.4th 1220, 184 Cal.Rptr.3d 394 (WL 960927) -
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LeClairRyan invites you to join us for a free half-day seminar The 2015 Accountant Liability Update, A Game of Risk: To Play or to Win?
Predictability. Focus. Staying on Point. On a familiar playing field – you can make...more
In This Issue:
- The Financial System Inquiry
- Insurance Reform In The UK
- Top Five Privacy And Cyber Predictions, Trends And Issues Impacting Insurers In 2015 And...more
Hill International, Inc. v. Atlantic City Board of Education, 2014 N.J. Super. LEXIS 177 (App. Div. Dec. 30, 2014) -
The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division held that, in order to support of claim of...more
Would an architect by any other name smell as sweet? The answer is no when it comes to authoring an affidavit of merit in New Jersey. A recent case made clear that an affidavit from a professional licensed in a different...more
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey contracted HDR Architects and Engineers, P.C. (“HDR”) to design a medical school building. After the project went to bid, the Bedwell Company (“Bedwell”) contracted with...more
In Syers Properties III, Inc. v. Rankin the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District affirmed the trial court’s grant of an award of attorney fees. The appellant contended that the trial court should not...more
Architects & Engineers often get sued for alleged "errors & omissions" in construction lawsuits. This short guide will walk you through the steps of the lawsuit, from the first sign of a future lawsuit, through the papers...more
In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of design defect claims against a residential homebuilder under New Jersey’s Product Liability Act when the homeowner...more
In its recent decision in Public Risk Mgmt. of Fla. v. One Beacon Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150091 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 18, 2013), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida had occasion to consider...more
In 2009, the Nevada Supreme Court (“NSC”) applied the economic loss rule to bar claims of professional negligence by design professionals in commercial construction projects, ruling that “[i]n the context of engineers and...more
Reducing risk starts before the ground is broken on a construction project. Construction contracts are unique in that they anticipate change will occur during the project for a multitude of reasons. However, not even the...more
Think most business lawsuits effect the “big guys”? Not according to the folks at Bolt Insuarnce. According to them, 57% of lawsuits effect companies making less than $1 million in revenue. Did you know that 1 in 3 small...more
What was once a growing trend, green building and sustainable design—has now become mainstream in building design and construction. Green building is typically associated with environmental responsibility. However, an...more
Over lunch last week, a local attorney was complaining to me about his case that is going to trial in July. On the last day to serve written discovery, Plaintiff counsel had served each of his five clients, on behalf of each...more
The California Court of Appeal recently handed down a significant published decision pertaining to the duty of an insurance broker who procures a policy for the the developer of a construction project. The Fourth Appellate...more
When hiring an environmental consultant, it is important to carefully review the terms and conditions governing the agreement between you and your consultant. One of the key components of the professional services agreement...more
This paper was presented as part of the National Business Insitute C.L.E. program, "Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z" in Dallas, Texas. It analyzes common ethical rules governing lawyers which are often implicated...more
An Architect providing AIA Contract Administration sued by woman paralyzed when a balcony fell from a home. The subcontractor had used nails instead of bolts to attach it. The architect did not notice the lack of bolts during...more
Architects did not owe duty to third party based on contractual duty to owner to report known defects from site observations in connection with injury-causing defect that architect did not observe....more
A California Court of Appeal has affirmed summary judgment for an insurance broker based on the statute of limitations set forth in California Code of Civil Procedure section 339(1) which provides a two year limitation period...more
Courts do not often examine the authority of a Consultant on a construction project and the liability consequences if the Consultant oversteps its authority. That is the issue in this recent Alberta decision.
This article discusses the legal "standard of care" for architects, engineers, and other design professionals on construction projects....more
It has been long settled that a contractor may maintain an action against a design professional even in the absence of contractual privity. However, while current law supports the proposition that a contractor may maintain an...more
New North Carolina case hits architecture firm for failing to coordinate in Design-Bid-Build construction project....more
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