SDV was founded 25 years ago with one mission: to level the playing field for insurance policyholders. Its singular focus on insurance coverage law and unwavering commitment to policyholders of all types have made it a leader in insurance litigation and risk management strategy. With a steadily growing team of experienced insurance coverage lawyers in regional offices across the country, SDV is the right choice for policyholders.

NEWS & IDEAS

Events

2022 ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

This year's meeting will feature the same high-quality programming that has attracted insurance practitioners from all over the United States and other parts of the globe for over 30 years. We hope you will join us in Tucson to make this another record-setting year!
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SDV Insights

Shifting Focus: Examining Changes to Florida's Insurance Fee Shifting Statute

Florida's Senate Bill 76 went into effect July 1, 2021. It dramatically shifted how certain claimants recover attorney's fees in both commercial and residential property insurance cases, while simultaneously including specific notice requirements as a prerequisite to filing suit. The new sliding scale of determining fees and 10-day notice requirements as a prerequisite to filing suit against an insurer may have created more hurdles to just and equitable recovery for policyholders.
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Events

2022 AGC Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference

AGC's 2022 conference will benefit anyone interested in controlling the cost of managing the risks inherent in a changing construction industry. Surety bonds, insurance policies, construction contracts and construction operations are all open for discussion.
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SDV Insights

What is Builder's Risk Insurance?

Builder's risk insurance is specialized first-party property insurance that protects a project during construction or renovation. It is designed to react to losses that occur during the course of construction, with the goal of getting the project back up and running after a loss. This type of insurance is recommended for anyone with a financial interest in a property that is being built or renovated.
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Events

CT ABC Smart Start Breakfast Seminar

SDV Partners present to CT ABC members common risk management challenges facing contractors and solutions for overcoming them.
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SDV Insights

Achieving Business Resiliency to Natural Disasters Through the Lens of Risk Management and Insurance

Natural disasters have been occurring more frequently and with greater potency, creating a real and heightened financial and operational risk to businesses around the globe. This article aims to enhance traditional business continuity techniques and strategies by discussing how risk management, insurance and claims knowledge can form a robust platform from which to minimize the impacts of natural disasters on business.
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SDV Insights

Top 10 Insurance Cases of 2021

Both state and federal courts across the country wrestled with insurance coverage for COVID-19 business interruption claims throughout 2021 with no foreseeable end in sight. That didn't prevent courts from addressing a myriad of other interesting coverage dilemmas, stemming from ransomware incidents, Biometric Information Privacy Act claims, and SEC-ordered corporate disgorgements.
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SDV Insights

What is Labor Guard?

Labor Guard is a project-specific insurance policy for project owners and general contractors operating in New York. The fundamental principle of the program is good risk transfer. SDV is retained to review subcontractor insurance policies and ensure that they meet specific minimum requirements, which are critical to transferring claims off the owner or general contractor's insurance program and on to the responsible subcontractor's insurance.
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SDV Insights

Third Circuit Holds That Duty to Indemnify "Follows" Duty to Defend

In a win for policyholders, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a District Court's 2018 ruling, which held that the duty to indemnify follows the duty to defend where a settlement precludes a determination on the facts of the case relative to liability and apportionment.
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MEET OUR TEAM

Hugh D. Hughes
Associate
Kerianne E. Kane
Associate
Cheryl L.  Kozdrey
Associate
Sarah M. Borrelli
Associate
Stephanie A. Giagnorio
Associate
Janie Reilly Eddy
Associate
Stacy M. Manobianca
Of Counsel
Brian J. Clifford
Of Counsel
Anna M. Perry
Associate
Richard W. Brown
Partner
Theresa A. Guertin
Partner
David G. Jordan
Partner
Gregory D. Podolak
Partner
Tracy Alan Saxe
Partner
Jeffrey J. Vita
Partner
Jeremiah M. Welch
Partner
Bethany L. Barrese
Partner
William S. Bennett
Associate

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