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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Events

Construction SuperConference 2019

The Construction SuperConference is recognized as the preeminent construction conference developed for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets. Impactful plenary sessions and compelling panel discussions from top legal, consulting, and leaders of construction companies bring to the forefront challenging issues and new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges and opportunities in today''s construction industry.
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Events

ABA Regional CLE Program: Women in Insurance

The Women in Insurance Network Regional CLE Program will provide CLE on a broad range of insurance coverage topics as well as networking opportunities for risk managers, insurance industry professionals, and outside counsel.
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Events

IRMI Construction Risk Conference 2019

The IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC) brings nearly 2,000 leading project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, insurers, and insurance agents and brokers together. There is no better forum to learn the latest construction risk management and insurance trends, strategies, and tactics as well as network with leaders in the industry.
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SDV Insights

To Buy or Not to Buy: Rhode Island Supreme Court Weighs in on Car Rental Standing Issue

When renting a car, consumers are faced with the dilemma of whether or not they should purchase a protection plan to cover any damage incurred while the car is in use. Before driving out and upon return, the rental company looks over the car carefully, taking note of any scratches, dings, and dents. Consumers often leave with many questions.
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Events

CLM 2019 Construction Conference

A panel discussion of the changes of the additional insured obligations from the perspective of a construction client, insurance broker, coverage counsel and defense counsel.
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SDV Insights

Excess Insurer Allowed Post-Award Coverage Action

Recently, the 8th Circuit addressed allocation issues between covered and non-covered claims under a general liability policy. While allocation is a common issue raised by insurers, this case involved allocation raised by an excess carrier who did not participate in the defense of the underlying action.
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Willis Towers Watson 2019 Construction & Real Estate/Hotel Risk Management Conference

The Willis Towers Watson Annual Construction & Real Estate/Hotel Risk Management Conference is designed to address a range of pressing issues facing the construction & real estate industries today.
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The Risk of Delegating Design

As integrated project delivery methods become more common, more and more contractors are taking on design risk.
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SDV Insights

Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Insured's Duty to Cooperate

It is not often that a case discussing the duty to cooperate comes along, although this is an important condition of coverage in virtually all insurance policies. The Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Ruddell v. Gore Mutual Insurance Company comes as helpful and reassuring guidance to policyholders on what the "duty to cooperate" language in their policy obligates them to do.
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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.