SDV was founded more than 20 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.

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ISO Modifies Wrap-Up Exclusion

For those contractors and other parties enrolled in wrap-up insurance programs, one nagging issue frustrating risk transfer has been the Designated Operations Wrap-Up Exclusion found on many contractors' programs.
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California Supreme Court Decision on TCPA Liability Could Provide Open Season for Policyholders

The California Supreme Court recently accepted a certified question from the Ninth Circuit regarding coverage for claims arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). The Court will determine whether a commercial general liability ("CGL") policy's modified personal and advertising injury coverage clause includes claims based on the insured's sending of unsolicited text messages that do not reveal private information.
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N.J. Appellate Court Confirms that AIA Construction Contract Bars Insurer's Subrogation Claim

On April 4, 2019, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court confirmed that the waiver of subrogation provision in a commonly used form construction contract, American Institute of Architects (AIA) form A201 -- 2007 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, precluded an insurer's claims against a subcontractor.
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Think Twice About Depreciating Repair Costs in Our State, says the Tennessee Supreme Court

Tennessee's Supreme Court recently held that an insurer may not withhold repair labor costs as depreciation when the policy definition of actual cash value is found to be ambiguous. Tennessee joins other states like California and Vermont that prohibit the depreciation of repair labor costs in property policies.
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