SDV Insights

Timely Notice Considerations for Additional Insureds

Finding coverage under an insurance policy often hinges on the appropriate application of very specific terms, for example, "you" and "your" and the party to whom these terms are intended to apply. If not read accurately, an additional insured could jeopardize coverage by failing to indentify which notice requirements within a policy apply to them and which are the responsibility of the named insured.

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Upcoming Seminar: Identifying, Avoiding, Mitigating, and Insuring Environmental Risk in Construction

After a successful run in New York City, SDV and our co-sponsors are bringing this half-day seminar to Chicago on Tuesday, October 6 , from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm, at The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL.

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Oregon High Court to Tackle Complex Construction Defect Issue

Tomorrow, the Oregon Supreme Court will hear argument in a dispute that could change how underlying judgments are treated in construction defect coverage disputes.

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Federal Court Judge Has Choice Words for Insurers in Policyholder Win

Before ordering Interstate Fire & Casualty Co. and Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. to pay a $25.5 million punitive damages judgement that technically was not covered by the policy, U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson had some choice words for the insurers.

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The Workers' Compensation Immunity State by State Survey Is Now Available

As part of SDV's highly popular State by State Survey series, we are proud to announce the release of our greatly anticipated survey on Workers' Compensation Immunity.

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Join Greg and Others for a Live Seminar/Webinar on Cyber Risk

An expert panel will explore the current state of cyber risk and its impact on the construction industry. Discussion will include typical risks such as business interruption losses due to network downtime and state mandated penalties for allowing personal/confidential information to be compromised.

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New York Appellate Court Reinforces Broad Coverage for Additional Insureds

In construction, subcontractors are often asked to obtain additional insured coverage for contractors who hire them. Worksite injuries are common, and in New York, injured parties sue frequently. That is why additional insured coverage is vitally important.

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Contractor Appeals FL District Court Interpretation of "Suit"

Coverage under commercial general liability (CGL) policies for construction defects is laden with issues, with insureds often needing to litigate basic policy terms.

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Upcoming Webinar on the Impact of Horizontal vs. Vertical Exhaustion Rules on Multiple Layers of Coverage

n Wednesday, September 9, SDV's own David Jordan will be co-presenting a webinar for Strafford Publications that will discuss vertical vs. horizontal insurance coverage exhaustion in construction defect disputes.

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A Lost Insurance Policy Is Not Lost Coverage

Todays climate of corporate mergers paired with conservative document retention policies often results in lost or destroyed insurance policies. This proves problematic when companies are unexpectedly faced with long-tail injury claims, e.g. asbestos and environmental claims.

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