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Insured Failed to Timely Report Grievance Letter as ‘Professional Claim,’ But Insurer’s Late Notice Denial Waived By Seven-Month...

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The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, applying New York law, has concluded that, even though a grievance letter to an insured constituted a “Professional Claim” that was not timely reported,...more

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Insurer that Breached Duty to Defend Bears Burden on Allocation of Defense Costs

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Applying Arizona law, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona held that an insurer that breached its duty to defend bears the burden of demonstrating that an allocation of defense costs between covered...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

CMMC and the Three “Cs”: Cost, Conflicts and Competition

A. Introduction and Key Take-Aways - The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program provides a metric for independent third parties to use in assessing and certifying the...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Commercial Division Denies Pfizer’s Motion To Dismiss, Holds Allergan’s Claims for Defense Costs Are Ripe

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It’s back to business as usual for Commercial Division Justice Andrew Borrok, who recently issued a slew of decisions contributing to New York’s robust Commercial Division jurisprudence....more

White and Williams LLP

Securities Class Action Filings Continue at Record Levels: How Should D&O Insurers Respond?

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On January 29, 2020, Cornerstone Research released its annual report on securities class action filings. As expected, the report demonstrates that securities class actions in both federal and state courts continue to be filed...more

Carlton Fields

Is Your “Securities Claim” Actually Covered Under Your D&O Policy? A Review of In Re Verizon Insurance Coverage Appeals

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The question of what constitutes a “securities claim” in the context of public company D&O policies is often debated in insurance coverage disputes, and the answer to this question can have significant effects on the scope of...more

Rumberger | Kirk

Four Things Insurance Companies Should Know About Florida House Bill 301

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Florida House Bill 301—approved by the Florida Legislature in the 2019 Regular Session and signed by the Governor—addressed a number of different issues relating to insurance in Florida. This article discusses four of those...more

Cozen O'Connor

Florida Creates Right of Contribution Among Liability Insurers for Defense Costs

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The Florida Legislature recently created a right of contribution among liability insurers for defense costs. Prior to the enactment of this legislation, it was long the law in Florida that there was no right to contribution...more

Carlton Fields

EDNY “Teas” It Up On Additional Insured, Finds Insurer May Withdraw Defense and Recoup Defense Costs

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Given the broad duty to defend rules in most jurisdictions, liability insurers often find that they must — or perhaps should out of an abundance of caution — defend an insured against a claim that in all likelihood will not...more

Sands Anderson PC

Virginia's "Collateral Source Rule" Applies to Breach of Contract Matters

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In negligence actions, Virginia has long adhered to the “collateral source rule” which holds that payments received by an injured plaintiff from a source other than the tortfeasor/defendant are not deducted from the damages...more

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Five Things to Know About the Wild West of Bankruptcy and Insurance

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Bankruptcy courts are sometimes referred to as the wild west. Rather than using the advantages of the open range, remote countryside and badlands for hideouts, filers use complex bankruptcy statutes and inconsistent case law...more

Proskauer - Minding Your Business

Defense Funding: The Next Frontier for Litigation Financing

Litigation funders are well aware that half of the potential market is largely untapped. Clients would prefer to focus on their business rather than litigation, and offload some or all of their defense costs to a third-party....more

King & Spalding

Energy Newsletter - March 2019

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Texas Supreme Court Finds Anadarko is Entitled to Over $100 Million in Deepwater Horizon Defense Costs Based on Undefined Term in Insurance Policy - Insurance coverage litigation arising out of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Claims-Made Policy Note: Policy’s Use of Defined Terms May Expand or Limit Coverage Under Related Acts Provision

In an unpublished decision, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the Central District of California’s interpretation of the related acts provision in a professional liability policy, holding that related acts reported in a prior policy...more

Pillsbury - Policyholder Pulse blog

Allocation Clauses in D&O and E&O Policies – Traps for the Unwary

Some of the biggest pitfalls for policyholders lie camouflaged among seemingly “standard” policy conditions—often overlooked during the procurement or renewal process. This is especially true of allocation clauses, found most...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

March 2018: Insurance Litigation Update

No “Security Blanket” Presumption on Facultative Liability Caps. One of the most frequently litigated insurance questions in recent years is whether “defense costs, insofar as they are reinsured by a facultative reinsurance...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

New Tax Law Limits Tax Deductibility of Government Settlement Payments

The new tax law changes the tax deductibility of certain settlements, fines, and penalties paid to the government. In general, the new law, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Tax Act), prohibits defendants from...more

Jones Day

New York High Court Confirms No "Blanket Rule" on Reinsurance Limits

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The Situation: This past month, the New York Court of Appeals considered whether New York law imposes a "rule of construction" or "strong presumption" that a reinsurance contract's limit of liability provision caps the...more

Mintz - Securities Litigation Viewpoints

Is the Defense Bar Losing the “Securities Class Action War?”

Douglas Greene, one of the United States’ most well-known securities litigators – on either side of the bar – recently wrote a four-part treatise, titled Who is Winning the Securities Class Action War – Plaintiffs or...more

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Time to Elevate Insurance Provisions That Allocate Loss: Enhancing Coverage Under Executive Risk Liability Policies

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One of the primary functions of an executive risk liability policy, such as a directors and officers (“D&O”) liability policy, is to protect companies from the risk of covering costs incurred in the defense of its corporate...more

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California Supreme Court Concludes Attorney Invoices Privileged During Ongoing Litigation

Attorney invoices may be protected in their entirety by the attorney-client privilege during ongoing litigation. After litigation has concluded, however, those same invoices may be discoverable. So concludes the California...more

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[Webinar] Post-Election Webinar - November 9th - 11:00a.m. EST

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As the dust settles after the presidential candidates’ first debate, BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team continues to analyze the impact of the 2016 election on federal policy issues. After all the votes are counted, please...more

Allen Matkins

California’s D&O Loan Ban And Advancement Of Expenses

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Yesterday’s post outlined the general scope of the ban on loans to directors and officers found in Section 315 of the California Corporations Code. Because Section 315 doesn’t define “loan”, it may not always be clear...more

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D&O Insurance—Issues to Consider Before a Claim Arises

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In Depth - Directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance remains a vital issue for companies and their directors and officers as potential sources of liability continue to evolve. More securities lawsuits were filed...more

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