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Randy Spencer’s Open Mic – Barry Manilow And Cyber Coverage: Court Writes The Songs For Policyholders
Posted on 14 Jul 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

Not a day goes by it seems without news of a cyber attack resulting in the release of 4 trillion people’s personal information. It has gotten to the point where one’s identity could seemingly be stolen several times a month. Perhaps the solution... Read More

Are Cyber Attacks An Act of "War" Within The Meaning of Liability Policies?
Posted on 26 Mar 2015 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Douglas M. Palais , Attorney, Vandeventer Black LLP This question cannot be answered definitively at this time, but should be considered carefully by all insurance professionals. Typical CGL policies exclude acts of terrorism and acts of war... Read More

Is that Covered? Data Breach
Posted on 6 Aug 2015 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Michael Kelley With all of the data breach issues in the news, we thought that this decision might be of interest to you. The Connecticut Supreme Court, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ]... Read More

New Case Highlights Deep Hole in Cyber Insurance Policies
Posted on 8 Jul 2015 by Dennis Cusack

By Dennis Cusack Insurance policies covering data breach liability began appearing roughly ten years ago. We noted then a troublesome provision in some forms that seemed to exclude coverage for the insured’s failure to maintain data security... Read More

Social Media and Insurance: The Insider's Guide to Successful Risk Assessment and Management
Posted on 20 Jan 2015 by Carrie E. Cope

This new LexisNexis publication, written by attorneys Carrie E. Cope, Dirk E. Elhers, and Keith W. Mandell, provides practical analysis and legal guidance for using social media in business. An essential publication, Social Media and Insurance: The... Read More

Of Tanning Salons, Peeping Toms And Cyber Coverage
Posted on 6 Apr 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

Now that I have your attention -- given how popular cyber coverage issues are these days -- the recent Pennsylvania trial court decision in Penn-America Ins. Co. v. Toni Tomei t/a Sunkissed Tanning & Spa, No. 3917 of 2012 (Pa. Ct. Comm. Pl., Westmoreland... Read More

"Breaking Bad" in Cyberspace: a Challenge for the Insurance Industry
Posted on 14 Jan 2015 by Carrie E. Cope

“ Breaking Bad” in Cyberspace: a Challenge for the Insurance Industry by Carrie E. Cope and Ian Reynolds of Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, PC points out that anyone who may have thought that potential risks from communications, and other activities... Read More

Love It And List It: “14th Annual Ten Most Significant Coverage Decisions Of The Year”
Posted on 8 Dec 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

2014: The Year In Review Property and casualty insurance coverage is a world dominated by decisions made by courts. So 2014 was a unique year -- as its two most significant stories had nothing to do with the judiciary. The first was the decision... Read More

The Great Barry Manilow Coincidence
Posted on 9 Sep 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

Tapas: Small Dishes of Insurance Coverage News & Notes The Open Mic column in the last issue of CO – July 15th -- was titled “Barry Manilow And Cyber Coverage: Court Writes The Songs For Policyholders.” It addressed an Oregon... Read More

Just How Many Cyber Policies Are Floating Around Out There? (Not Nearly As Many As You Are Being Told)
Posted on 20 Mar 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

Sometimes there are questions for which nobody knows the answer. And sometimes there are questions to which I know the answer but wish I didn’t – like how many Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies I ate last night. One question in the Tootsie Roll... Read More