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OnRisk: The Misrepresentation Defense

In this episode of OnRisk, K&L Gates attorneys Carolyn Branthoover and Max Louik discuss the misrepresentation defense, also known as the rescission defense, a defense that insurers have been aggressively pursuing in recent...more

The Risky Business of Using Biometric Information: Insurance Coverage Considerations

Illinois has recently entered the litigation spotlight due to the growing number of actions being brought under the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (the “Illinois BIPA”). Illinois is one of only several states that...more

Arbitration World

Welcome to this 34th edition of Arbitration World, a publication from K&L Gates’ International Arbitration Group that highlights significant developments and issues in international and domestic arbitration for executives and...more

The Misrepresentation Defense Strikes Again

In May of this year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down a decision that illustrates, once again, the effective use by insurers of the misrepresentation defense to void their policies on the...more

New York Rescission Law Strikes Again: Lessons Learned From the Voiding of Heinz’s Product Contamination Insurance Policy

An increasingly popular tool in the insurer’s toolset is attempted rescission of the policy. This tool is particularly sharp if the law applicable to the construction of the policy is that of New York. Earlier this week, the...more

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