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Contact: Ellen Katkin

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The Duty To Defend Broader Than The Duty To Indemnify? Your Insurer Doesn’t Think So, And Surprisingly, Some Courts Agree

Insurance law practitioners learn on day one that the duty to defend is broader than the duty to indemnify, encompassing even uncovered claims if at least one claim against the insured is potentially covered. See Bridge Metal…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Lawsuits Are On The Rise. Are You Covered?

On September 25, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed the first two suits in its history challenging transgender discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As discrimination litigation evolves,…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Insurance

By “Any Manner” Of Means: Securing Cyber-Crime Coverage After Zurich v. Sony

Much has been written about the New York Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Zurich American Insurance Co. v. Sony Corp., Index. No. 651982/2011 (N.Y. Supr. Ct. Feb. 21, 2014), in which a New York trial court denied coverage to…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Disruption Protectors: Companies Can Take Three Steps to Minimize the Costs of a Supply Chain Interruption

Supply chains have grown increasingly complex. Each link in the chain presents the potential for a problem, and any disruption may cause costly consequences throughout the supply chain. Adopting a proactive solution now might…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Wage & Hour Claims: A Look Back on The First Half of 2014

As the mid-point of 2014 fades into the rearview mirror, it is clear that wage and hour claims continue to be a hotbed of litigation impacting large and small companies across industries. In turn the protection those companies…more
| Agriculture, Labor & Employment Law, Insurance

Can Insurance Coverage Provide Meaningful Protection from Patent Trolls and Other Infringement Claims?

Notwithstanding two recent Supreme Court decisions making it easier to recover attorney’s fees from non-practicing entities (NPEs), or “patent trolls” as they are commonly known, insurers continue to market policies that provide…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Intellectual Property

Child Custody Transfers – When Does the Statutory Parental Presumption Apply?

Although this blog is usually devoted to new and interesting developments in the insurance coverage world, Gilbert LLP prides itself on its avid participation in providing pro bono legal services, including the area of family…more
| Civil Procedure, Family Law

$2.9 Million Jury Award For Texas Fracking Claim: Lessons for Energy Company Risk Managers

A jury in Dallas recently awarded $2.9 million to a Texas family in one of the first trials involving allegations that hydraulic fracturing caused nearby residents to suffer health problems and property damage. Although…more
| Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, Personal Injury, Insurance

There is No Need To Be Alarmed By Alarmist Readings of New York’s Most Recent Ruling On Waiver of Notice Defenses

The New York Court of Appeals recently reversed and remanded a lower court’s ruling that insurers had waived their late notice defense by not raising the defense until years after they first received notice of a pollution…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Insurance

Direct Physical Loss At Sea: Should Cruise Ship Companies Expect Coverage For Contamination-Related Property Damage?

The last few years have not been particularly kind to the cruise ship industry. In January 2012, thirty-two passengers were killed when the Costa Concordia capsized off the coast of Tuscany after striking a rocky shoal. In…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance

Seeking (and Finding) Coverage for Proposition 65 Claims

Navigating California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986—better known as Proposition 65—is becoming an increasingly difficult endeavor for California-based companies and companies that do business in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Consumer Protection, Insurance

The False Conception That FCA Claims Are Not Covered

In 2013, the United States Department of Justice recovered $3.8 billion under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), bringing the total amount secured by the Justice Department since 2009 to $17 billion. Whistleblowers recovered another…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Government Contracting

Redbox Covers the Nation with Red Box DVD Rental Units, But its CGL Policy Doesn’t Cover Redbox

Companies facing liability for possible violations of privacy protection statutes are continuing to look to their traditional commercial general liability policies (“CGL”) for coverage. But, as Redbox recently discovered,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Insurance, Privacy

Despite Often Presumed Limitations, Policyholders May Have General Liability Coverage for Supply Chain-Related Breaches of Contract and Damages That Result in Recall

The Eighth Circuit recently confirmed that the all-too-common conceptions that breaches of contract and damages that result in recall are never covered by general liability insurance are, in fact, misconceptions. In…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Products Liability

What Do You Get When You Cross March Madness With Insurance?

A chance to win one billion dollars. Quicken Loans and Berkshire Hathaway recently announced that they are teaming up to award one billion dollars to be shared by persons who correctly predict the winners of every game in this…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Insurance
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  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
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  • Products Liability
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