Gilbert LLP

Employing Insurance to Protect You From Wage & Hour Suits In Light of Updated Regulations

In 2014, we reported that wage and hour lawsuits—claims in which employees and companies dispute the amount owed to an employee or class of employees for overtime work— had increased 432 percent over the last two decades. …more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Insurance Coverage for Actions Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Against Government Contractors

Since 2009, enforcement of FCPA actions has significantly increased. The Department of Justice has convicted over 50 individuals, and companies have paid approximately $3 billion in fines and penalties. Government contractors…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, Insurance, International Law & Trade

Reliance Insurance Company Final Claims Bar Date: March 31, 2016

The court overseeing the liquidation of Reliance Insurance Company, one of the largest insurance liquidations in history, has approved the liquidator’s request for a final claims bar date of March 31, 2016. Reliance’s current…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance

Uber-Complicated: Insurance Gaps for Rideshare Vehicles Can Create Uncertainty for Passengers and Drivers

Many of us have come to enjoy the convenience of summoning a ride via our Smartphones with a rideshare service company such as Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar. However, significant issues exist over whether rideshare vehicles have…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Transportation

Attorneys as Insurer Claim Handlers: No Special Privileges

Insurers increasingly are using law firms rather than traditional in-house personnel as claim handlers, particularly on major claims by business insureds. Insureds are impacted in two significant ways. A version of this…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Insurance

Regulatory Update: Departments Of Treasury And Commerce Issue New Amended Regulations Regarding Cuba Trade And Travel

On January 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced new amended regulations intended to further…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Transportation

A Comprehensive Look at Potential Drone Related Liability and Insurance Coverage Implications

In May, I posted a blog article regarding the burgeoning use of commercial drones and potential liability associated with state enacted privacy legislation. The popularity of that post, coupled with my interest in both drones…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Transportation

Don't Let Pre-Notice Defense Costs Get Away

When a policyholder first learns that they are facing litigation (or any third-party claim), they are immediately confronted with many pressing concerns. The primary concern is mounting a robust defense against the new claim. …more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

FCC Takes New Steps to Facilitate Opportunities for Telecom Service between the U.S. and Cuba

Facilitating increased telecommunications services between the U.S. and Cuba has been a cornerstone of President Obama’s new policy toward Cuba. Soon after the President’s December 17, 2014 announcement regarding this new…more
| Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Immunity Under the Communications Decency Act

To encourage the growth of the internet, the Communications Decency Act immunizes companies that host content from liability for that content. However, recent caselaw confirms that this immunity is not boundless. Accordingly,…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law

Cyber-Attacks Against Government Contractors and the Availability of Insurance Coverage

Based on recent cyber-attacks against the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and its subcontractors, USIS and KeyPoint Government Solutions, it is evident that government entities and government contractors are…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, Insurance, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

As Drones Hit the Sky, Lawsuits Predicted to Fly

The rise of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAV”), also known as drones, is well-documented. In fact, the global market for non-military drones has recently been estimated as a $2.5 billion industry that is growing at approximately…more
| Agriculture, Business Organizations, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Privacy

Defray the Costs of CFPB Actions by Utilizing Your Insurance Portfolio

Each year since its creation in 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has steadily increased the number of investigations and enforcement actions commenced against financial companies. These investigations and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Insurance

With Self-Driving Vehicles on the Forefront, Companies Should Consider Cyber Insurance Coverage Options

As we move closer to a world of self-driving cars, it is important for companies involved in their manufacture to consider cyber insurance policies to provide coverage for the risks brought by this new technology…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Obama Signs Bill Extending Federal Terrorism Reinsurance Program

Born out of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, on November 26, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (“TRIA”). Originally set to expire on December 31, 2005, Congress twice…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance
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Contact: Ellen Katkin

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Areas of Practice
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  • Appellate Practice
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  • Class Action
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  • Toxic Torts
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