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BUILDERS RISK INSURANCE - New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 50
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By James P. Bobotek Chapter 50 provides an examination of builders risk insurance. A builders risk policy is a form of property insurance that covers the interest of owners, contractors, subcontractors, and others involved in a construction project... Read More

Insurance Enhancement Ideas
Posted on 25 Oct 2010 by Peter M. Gillon

Peter Gillon, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP As the current soft market conditions in property and casualty insurance seems to continue unabated, there are things businesses may be able to do, in addition to seeking premium reductions... Read More

Pillsbury Winthrop: Parties' Choice of Seat of Arbitration Key Factor in Choice of Law Decision
Posted on 12 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Laura Thomson , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman English Court of Appeal dismisses appeal, upholding injunction of coverage dispute in Brazilian courts because arbitration clause specifying London as the seat of arbitration trumps the policy's... Read More

Pillsbury Winthrop: Ninth Circuit Reaffirms that Insurers May be Obligated to Initiate Settlement Discussions Under California Law
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Brian Martin and Nathaniel Smith , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Insurers frequently disclaim any duty to participate in settling a third party claim against their insureds unless and until the third party claimant makes a settlement demand... Read More

Advisory—Preserving and Maximizing Insurance Claims in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene
Posted on 16 Sep 2011 by Peter M. Gillon

By Peter M. Gillon, Vince Morgan, James P. Bobotek, Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Hurricane Irene has caused immense damage to the East Coast with loss estimates in the billons. Those affected face many challenges as they begin the... Read More

Siemens and Beck on Obtaining Optimal Cyber Insurance
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Rene L. Siemens

By Rene Siemens and David Beck , Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This commentary observes that the rising threat of cyber attacks and data breaches as well as the proliferation of data security and privacy laws have made it more important... Read More

Public Companies Must Disclose Cyber-Liability Risks
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Rene L. Siemens

By Rene Siemens and David Beck , Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP If you thought you did not need cyber insurance before, Uncle Sam may cause you to think otherwise. On October 13, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"... Read More

How to Negotiate Cyber Insurance
Posted on 24 Jan 2013 by Rene L. Siemens

By Rene Siemens and David Beck , Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This article previously appeared in Risk Management magazine. Exposure to network and data security breaches has grown exponentially in recent years and the market... Read More

Surge of Securities Litigation Against U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies Raises Critical D&O Insurance Issues
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by Kevin LaCroix and Peter Gillon

By Kevin M. LaCroix, Esq., Executive Vice President, OakBridge Insurance Services and Peter M. Gillon, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP One of the most distinctive U.S. litigation trends over the last twelve months has been the surge... Read More

California Appellate Court Upholds Trial Court’s Dismissal of a Coverage Claim for an Alleged Advertising Injury
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Kimberly L. Buffington , Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP In Oglio Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Company , 200 Cal. App. 4th 573 (2011), the California Court of Appeal concluded that an entertainment company's... Read More

Siemens and Beck on Obtaining Optimal Cyber Insurance
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Rene L. Siemens

By Rene Siemens and David Beck , Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This commentary observes that the rising threat of cyber attacks and data breaches as well as the proliferation of data security and privacy laws have made it more important... Read More

BUILDERS RISK INSURANCE - New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 50
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By James P. Bobotek Chapter 50 provides an examination of builders risk insurance. A builders risk policy is a form of property insurance that covers the interest of owners, contractors, subcontractors, and others involved in a construction project... Read More

Insurance Enhancement Ideas
Posted on 25 Oct 2010 by Peter M. Gillon

Peter Gillon, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP As the current soft market conditions in property and casualty insurance seems to continue unabated, there are things businesses may be able to do, in addition to seeking premium reductions... Read More

Advisory—Preserving and Maximizing Insurance Claims in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene
Posted on 16 Sep 2011 by Peter M. Gillon

By Peter M. Gillon, Vince Morgan, James P. Bobotek, Attorneys, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Hurricane Irene has caused immense damage to the East Coast with loss estimates in the billons. Those affected face many challenges as they begin... Read More

Surge of Securities Litigation Against U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies Raises Critical D&O Insurance Issues
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by Kevin LaCroix and Peter Gillon

By Kevin M. LaCroix, Esq., Executive Vice President, OakBridge Insurance Services and Peter M. Gillon, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP One of the most distinctive U.S. litigation trends over the last twelve months has been the surge... Read More