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.

NEWS & IDEAS

SDV Insights

Testing the Limits: 124 Cases of Food Poisoning Over a Four-day Period Ruled a Single Occurrence

On November 4, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division ruled that 124 separate cases of food poisoning at the Pasha Mediterranean Grill restaurant over a four-day period arose out of a single occurrence.
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SDV Insights

Power & Energy - Emerging Insurance Coverage Cases of Interest

The Power & Energy sector faces a multitude of risks that impact output and profitability, requiring sound risk management and robust insurance programs. As of recent, like most industries, there have been significant challenges facing the industry in light of COVID-19.
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SDV Insights

Hurricane Season Policyholder's Handbook

Saxe Doernberger & Vita's ("SDV") Natural Disaster Recovery Group presents the Hurricane Season Policyholder's Handbook.
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SDV Insights

D&O Coverage for Lawsuits Alleging Lack of Boardroom Diversity: Is Your Company Protected?

Amid the current movement for racial justice, a new trend has emerged in the world of Directors and Officers insurance. A recent wave of lawsuits that are expected to trigger D&O policies has been brought against major corporations in the U.S., with a message reflective of the movement: that racial diversity belongs in the boardroom.
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New Jersey Court Sees Potential in Optical Services COVID-19 Coverage Suit

In Optical Services USA/JCI v. Franklin Mut. Ins. Co.,1 the New Jersey Superior Court denied the insurer's motion to dismiss the policyholders' COVID-19 coverage suit. The Plaintiffs in this case were optometrists' offices forced to close by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's Executive Order No. 107, which temporarily shut down non-essential businesses to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey.
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Events

IRMI Construction Risk [Virtual] Conference

This year''s Construction Risk [Virtual] Conference (CRC) is fully online, bringing the unparalleled educational content that''s made CRC the must-attend construction risk event for 40 years right to your home. Although different from the in-person experience, the virtual format offers you a host of unique benefits for a more convenient and affordable Conference.
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MEET OUR TEAM

Bethany L. Barrese
Partner
William S. Bennett
Associate
Philip B. Wilusz
Associate
K.  Alexandra O'Neill
Associate
Tiffany  Casanova
Associate
Grace V. Hebbel
Associate
Celia B. Waters
Associate
Samantha M. Oliveira
Associate
Michael V. Pepe
Partner
Hugh D. Hughes
Associate
Andres  Avila
Associate
Kerianne E. Kane
Associate
Cheryl L.  Kozdrey
Associate
Sarah M. Borrelli
Associate
Stephanie A. Giagnorio
Associate
Christine  Baptiste-Perez
Associate
Janie Reilly Eddy
Associate
Stacy M. Manobianca
Of Counsel

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SDV is based in Connecticut, conveniently located between New York City and Boston, with regional offices in Florida and California to better serve our clients. We're ready to answer your questions and eager to assist you in developing solutions.