Ten Minute Social Media Insurance Coverage Primer By: Olivera Medenica


Originally Given as part of a lecture to the New York State Bar Association on Friday, May 20, 2011.

This outline was provided to the at the New York State Bar Association as a primer for lawyers not familiar with e-commerce and social media liabilities that often require certain best practices and special insurances to address. While the outline cannot provide as much information as the lecture it accompanied, it can provide a quick intro for practitioners looking to better understand insurance coverage for their clients.

• Section I addresses common insurance coverage and internet/social media risks with illustrative cases.

• Section II addresses personal injury and advertising injury liability coverage with illustrative cases.

• Section III provides a brief intro into the new E-Commerce and Cyber-Risk insurance policies that are designed to fill the Internet and Social Media liability coverage void.

• Section IV provides a brief intro into what liabilities Errors and Omissions insurance policies can guard against.

Please see full outline below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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