LexisNexis® Insurance Law Community Podcast: Selena J. Linde on Hurricane Irene Insurance Coverage Issues

On this edition, Selena J. Linde of Perkins Coie in Washington, D.C. discusses insurance claims arising from Hurricane Irene. She reviews business interruption and contingent business interruption claims, differences between flood and hurricane damage and steps companies should take to maximize recovery...

BOILER AND MACHINERY INSURANCE - New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 51

By Christine S. Davis, Lara D. Cassidy, David C. Mancini Chapter 51 provides an overview of the key terms, conditions, and insurance coverage issues associated with insurance policies providing coverage for boiler and machinery losses. The chapter first discusses coverage for boiler and machinery losses...

One More Thing to Keep Directors and Officers Awake at Night: Dodd-Frank’s Impact on D&O Insurance

By K. Alan Parry and Eric G. Barber The November/December 2011 issue of Coverage features an article, "One More Thing to Keep Directors and Officers Awake at Night: Dodd-Frank's Impact on D&O Insurance," by K. Alan Parry of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan...

LexisNexis® Insurance Law Community Podcast: Tim Burns on D&O Insurance Disputes and Arbitration

On this edition, Timothy Burns of Perkins Coie LLP discusses D&O policies and arbitration, consolidation issues and multiple insurers, the rise in disputes over defense costs and special issues involving excess insurers and consent. Mr. Burns is the author of the Directors and Officers Insurance...

Perkins Coie LLP on It Is Time for Insurers to Get Off the Fence: New York Courts Reject Blanket Reservations

By Vivek Chopra, partner, and Laura Basford, associate , Perkins Coie LLP This commentary discusses an apparent shift in New York law limiting the effectiveness of an insurance company's blanket reservation of rights letter when it is aware of a rescission-based defense to coverage. The New York...

Perkins Coie On All-Sums-With-Stacking Allocation Boosts Insurance Recovery Under “One Giant ‘Uber Policy’”

By Lara D. Cassidy, Koorosh Talieh, and Thomas McMahon, Attorneys, Perkins Coie The California Supreme Court's recent "all-sums-with-stacking" allocation ruling in California v. Continental Insurance Co., No. S170560, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 7324 (Cal. Aug. 9, 2012) (" California "...

Perkins Coie LLP on Avoiding Gaps in Insurance Coverage for Private-Equity-Placed Directors at Portfolio Companies

By Michael T. Sharkey, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP Directors & Officers ("D&O") liability insurance policies purchased by private equity and venture capital firms frequently include "Outside Directorship" coverage, designed to protect the individuals that those firms place...