SDV Insights

Fla. Policyholders Gain Slight Edge In Property Damage Cases

In breaking news yesterday, LAW360.com posted "the Florida Supreme Court ruled that policyholders may obtain coverage for an entire property insurance claim where there are multiple concurrent causes of loss and at least one is covered under a policy.

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Manufacturing Law Webinar

On December 15, from 11:00 am-2:15 pm EST, SDV Partner Gregory Podolak will be on the faculty of an NBI webinar on “Manufacturing Law”.

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Faulty Workmanship an Occurrence in Iowa - as Long as Other Property Damage is Involved

The Eighth Circuit recently weighed in on one of the more contentious issues in insurance coverage litigation: is faulty workmanship an occurrence?

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California Federal Court Allows Policy Stacking to Cover Continuous Injury

"Stacking" is a practice that is very favorable for policyholders, especially in environmental coverage cases involving extended pollution events.

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Oregon Supreme Court Prohibits Insurer's Attempt to Relitigate Insured's Liability

In a big win for policyholders, the Oregon Supreme Court recently ruled that that insurance companies are not allowed to relitigate the nature of damages awarded against their insureds during an underlying trial.

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Massachusetts District Court Narrowly Interprets Cosby's Abuse Exclusion

The Massachusetts District Court found that Bill Cosby's homeowner's liability policy covered the costs of defense for defamation claims related to allegations of sexual assault, even though the policy included a broad sexual abuse exclusion.

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SDV Visits Slovakia, Expanding International Reach

SDV has been serving policyholders and insurance brokers in the United States for over 20 years. As part of its continuing growth, SDV has been expanding its insurance coverage expertise to include more multinational clients. The firm feels it can bring a unique perspective to growing insurance markets, such as Central and Eastern Europe.

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Supreme Court of Canada Broadly Interprets Exception to Faulty Workmanship Exclusion

In a recent policyholder-friendly decision, the Supreme Court of Canada found coverage under an exception to the faulty workmanship exclusion in an all-risk policy. The decision provided the insureds with millions to cover the cost of replacing the faulty work.

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Special Discount for ABA Webinar on Cyber Risk

On November 15, 2016, 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET, SDV Southeast Managing Partner Gregory Podolak will be participating in the American Bar Association webinar, "Assessing the Situation: How to Identify and Evaluate a Contractor's Cyber and Data Risks."

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Minnesota District Court Broadly Interprets Pollution Exclusion

The Minnesota Federal District Court recently decided against coverage for the release of carbon monoxide from an engine compartment into the open air due to a general liability policy's pollution exclusion.

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