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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Life insurance purchased in welfare benefit fund taxed under split-dollar rules

In a recent memorandum opinion, the Tax Court ruled that the economic benefit provided to a business principal from life insurance purchased by the business through an Internal Revenue Code section 419A(f)(6)...more

Butler Snow LLP

Do you really need a court to tell you what the insurance policy covers? Litigating insurance coverage issues? When and how to...

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In part one of this blog I discussed intervention, one option insurers may have when coverage questions arise. As I noted in my prior blog, procedures for intervention vary by state, and some states simply do not allow an...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Your Cyber Insurance Policy May Not Cover GDPR Fines and Liabilities

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You may be paying for cyber insurance that will not cover the most significant cyber risks faced by your business. Recent studies call into question whether a company can insure against the unprecedented huge fines for...more

Zelle  LLP

Hurricane Florence- Fears of Pollution From Flooded Ash Dumps and Hog Farms

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The flooding that has accompanied Hurricane Florence raised concerns about pollution from flooded ash dumps and hog farms. With confirmation of at least one failure of an ash dump and the breach of a lagoon holding hog waste,...more

Carlton Fields

Contract Claims Dismissed Against Reinsurers and Reinsurance Service Providers, but Negligence Claim Against Service Providers...

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Vantage, the plaintiff, had purchased insurance from Assured Risk Transfer (ART) against the risk that a company to which Vantage had loaned $22 million would default....more

Hogan Lovells

South Africa: What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine

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In Naidoo v Discovery Life Limited & others (202/20170) ZASCA 88 (31 May 2018) the Supreme Court of Appeal was faced with the main task of determining whether a risk-only policy with a beneficiary clause constitutes an asset...more

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Hurricane Florence: Civil Authority and Ingress/Egress Coverage

The hurricane may trigger civil authority or ingress/egress coverage for businesses that are not directly damaged but lose income because they cannot access their operations for a period of time due to a governmental...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The Uncertain Legal Intersection of Genetic Tests and Life Insurance

The growth of direct-to-consumer DNA kits is a big deal with significant ramifications for the life insurance industry. Direct-to-consumer DNA kits, commonly used to track ancestry roots, increasingly allow individuals to...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

National Flood Insurance Program Shows Continued Promise–and Limitations–for Businesses Recovering from Hurricane Loss

Following record-setting levels of rainfall in the Carolinas from Hurricane Florence, businesses both in and outside of affected areas will likely be reviewing their flood coverage to assess how it will respond to adverse...more

Michigan Auto Law

Will New Anti-Fraud Unit end Michigan No-Fault car insurance fraud?

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Created by Gov. Snyder, Insurance Commissioner’s Anti Fraud Unit doesn’t address fraud by auto insurers, fraud penalties or gender discrimination in pricing - Will Gov. Snyder’s recently created Anti Fraud Unit, which is...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

No Insurance Coverage for Food Manufacturer’s “False” Advertising

Last month, a California federal court held that a food manufacturer’s insurers had no duty to defend or indemnify the insured for claims arising out of the manufacturer’s alleged false advertising of its product because the...more

McNair Law Firm, P.A.

Disaster Recovery: A Resource for Property Owners

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Hurricane Florence was the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season and inflicted considerable damage around the border of North Carolina and South Carolina. As property owners look toward recovery from...more

Zelle  LLP

Hurricane Florence - Contingent Business Interruption Claims Reaching Far Beyond Its Outer Bands

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The devastating impact of Hurricane Florence may be felt well beyond North and South Carolina Boasting over 460,000 manufacturing workers, North Carolina has the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast, and the 10th...more

Hellmuth & Johnson

Attention Insurance Contractors: Law Now Requires Additional Notice About Insurance Deductibles

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On May 29, 2018, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed an amendment to the law prohibiting payment or rebate of insurance deductibles on residential construction projects. Minnesota law already stated that a residential...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Cyber Insurance

by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner on

Most organizations know they need insurance to cover risks to the organization’s property like fire or theft, or their risk of liability if someone is injured in the workplace. But, a substantial portion of organizations...more

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

Illinois Court Holds That The Right To Be Free From Nuisance Is Not A Claim For “Personal And Advertising Injury”

In NuWave, LLC v. Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Ins. Co., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151218 (Sept. 5, 2018), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that the “right to be free from nuisance” does not...more

Zelle  LLP

Hurricane Florence: Civil Authority and Ingress/Egress Coverage in North and South Carolina

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The evacuation orders issued in both North and South Carolina in advance of Hurricane Florence and the extensive flooding following its landfall will no doubt give rise to business interruption claims. Typically, coverage for...more

Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

National Flood Insurance Program - Not Your Average Claims: Short Claims Deadline Relevant Following Hurricane Florence

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) requires strict compliance with its rules and regulations and the United States District Courts for the District of South Carolina uphold this requirement. In a recent decision,...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Coverage for Cannabis? How Cannabis’s Legal Limbo Affects Property Insurance Policies

A recent federal court of appeals’ decision raises interesting questions for all policyholders, particularly commercial and residential landlords with tenants that grow, possess, and/or distribute cannabis, even where it is...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

When Does Overpayment Actually Occur?

In Reed v. Exel Logistics, Inc., No. 17-0864, 2018 WL 2769041 (W. Va. June 6, 2018), the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia clarified the circumstances necessary for an employer to claim overpayment of temporary total...more

McGuireWoods LLP

Hurricane Florence Commercial Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance Checklist

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Over the weekend, Hurricane Florence caused substantial damage in many communities in North and South Carolina. Early estimates put the damages from Florence in the billions of dollars. These losses include both direct...more

Locke Lord LLP

Investment Project Expected to Yield Portfolio Strengthening and Risk Sensitivity

by Locke Lord LLP on

Insurers may soon benefit from reporting revisions to diversify and strengthen investment portfolios and enhance managing Risk Based Capital (“RBC”). As part of the ongoing National Association of Insurance Commissioners...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

FHA Issues Disaster Area Policy Waiver for the Big Island of Hawaii

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On September 4, 2018, FHA issued a policy waiver to permit lenders to begin conducting damage inspections for new FHA loans in lava flow zones 3-9 in the Presidentially Declared Major Disaster Area on the Big Island of...more

Zelle  LLP

Hurricane Florence: Concurrent Causation in North and South Carolina

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With formidable winds, tremendous storm surge and prolonged rain, the damage caused by Hurricane Florence will no doubt reignite the age-old debate: what happens when damage is caused by both covered and excluded perils? The...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Ontario Court of Appeal Certifies Class Action Against Sun Life

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On September 5, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Fehr v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, overturning certain parts of the motion judge’s decision and certifying a class action against Sun Life...more

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