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Developing a comprehensive strategy for handling a claim as soon as it arises can often get a contested claim resolved satisfactorily without going to court.
As companies continue reopening for in-person operations post-COVID, businesses gearing up to return to work face a minefield of potential liabilities relating to discrimination, leave, workers compensation and retaliation, among others.
With another wave of COVID-19 wreaking havoc worldwide, recent insurance coverage litigation decisions have been building upon lessons learned since the pandemic began.
Those involved in construction should plan carefully not only how to minimize the risks of accidents but how to maximize their insurance and indemnification recoveries should an accident happen.
Although there are many hurdles to securing coverage for sexual harassment and other employee claims, insurance policies are a critical source for financial support in such cases.
Even the most carefully crafted crime coverage may have no value if policyholders wait until it is too late to take action against dishonest employees or dissembling insurance companies.
Captives involved in reinsurance disputes should take proactive measures both to forestall disputes and to ensure that they take place on a level playing field.
Policyholders should look closely at the dispute resolution provisions presented in their workers compensation coverage plans.
With increasingly regularity, insurance companies seem, to be pursuing policyholders to recover retrospective premiums under old workers compensation programs.
Analysis of a potential acquisition or merger partner's historic insurance portfolio is an essential, if too often overlooked, aspect of M&A due diligence.
Given that severe weather always has been a driver of property and casualty claims, it is no surprise that the insurance industry is carefully considering the impact of climate change.
Prudent measures to mitigate potential financial losses stemming from Ebola or other infectious disease outbreaks should include a review of existing insurance coverage.
Insurance policy arbitration clauses often contain conditions that stack the deck against policyholders in a dispute with their insurance companies.
Businesses should carefully consider the impact a cyberattack would have on their operations and take steps to make sure that their insurance will respond as desired.
Recent changes in national case law suggest that a major shift is under way for CGL coverage of property damage to an insured contractor’s own work.
New ACORD changes mean that an additional insureds who relied on certificates of insurance are no longer guaranteed to receive notice of cancellation.
A recent California Supreme Court decision clarifies the full extent to which policyholders facing long-tail environmental claims can tap into their historic policies to help pay for those costs.
While the brunt of the suffering from the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami has been in Japan, the economic and insurance aftershocks will be global, and many U.S. companies will suffer serious economic consequences and supply chain disruptions.
Coordinating insurance and risk management concerns with the need of a construction project can be challenging. Here are some important steps to consider.