If your company collects credit cards, financial data or
other personal information from consumers online, make sure you review your
insurance portfolio to ensure your company is covered in the event of a
"cyber attack." While virtually all...
Over the years, many of my
clients have been manufacturers and distributors, many of them international
companies. One of the most fundamental principles of risk management for these
companies is to make sure they have a well structured insurance program...
The issue in Johnson v.
American United Life Insurance Co. [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com
subscribers ], decided last week by the Fourth Circuit. was whether
the Plaintiff's husband's death from a car wreck...
On July 16, 2014, the Eighth Circuit, applying New York law, concluded that because a financial services firm’s professional liability insurance policy was ambiguous on the question whether the policy’s timely notice requirements apply to...
New Appleman Premium Online Checklists -
§ 37.03 CHECKLIST: EVALUATING COVERAGE CLAIMS UNDER DIRECTORS' AND
OFFICERS' (D&O) INSURANCE POLICIES , is one of the 200 coverage checklists in New
Appleman Premium Online Checklists. This...
A recurring D&O insurance coverage issue involves the question of whether or not a subpoena constitutes a claim, as I have noted on prior posts (for example, here ). When this issue comes up, the dispute is usually over whether or not there is coverage...
In a summary judgment ruling in a coverage lawsuit arising after a civil jury trial, a Southern District of Florida judge applying Florida law has ruled that there is no coverage under a D&O insurance policy for a jury verdict that included the award...
On June 19, 2014, in a case involving so many unusual coverage issues that it seems more like a law school exam question than an actual coverage dispute, New York (New York County) Supreme Court Judge Melvin Schweitzer, applying New York law, granted...
By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
As an insurance coverage lawyer, I am often asked to assist other lawyers in dealing with insurance issues that affect their clients. Insurance coverage is not intuitive. In many instances...
The Georgia Supreme Court has held that where a policyholder settled an underlying claim without its D&O insurer’s consent, the policyholder cannot sue the carrier for breach of contract or for bad-faith failure to settle. The Court, applying...