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

ABA 2021 Women in Litigation Joint CLE Conference

The Women in Litigation Joint CLE Conference as we highlight women leading for success in the courtroom, in the judiciary, and in the profession. The ABA Litigation Section's Woman Advocate Committee (WAC), along with the Women in Insurance Network (WIN), Women in Products Liability (WIPL), and Women in Securities Litigation (WISL) Subcommittees partner to offer this renowned event.
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SDV Insights

Delaware Doles Out Win For D&O Corporate Fraud Insurance Coverage

A recent Delaware Supreme Court decision addressed two important issues for directors and officers ("D&O") policyholders incorporated in Delaware: 1) As a matter of public policy, whether insurance is available to cover fraudulent conduct by a corporation's directors or officers; and 2) When a D&O corporate liability policy lacks an effective choice of law provision, which state's law should be applied?
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Events

2021 IRMI Construction Risk Conference

At the IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC), you''ll experience top-tier speakers, focused construction risk and insurance content, and innovative ideas for contractor risk management and insurance programs. Whether you attend in person or join us virtually, you''ll take away practical tips for proactively controlling risks, mitigating losses, negotiating equitable insurance and contract terms, and managing claims
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Events

URMIA 52nd Annual Conference

Upstream parties like universities should be able to expect indemnity from those performing operations on their premises. However, agreements to secure this kind of protection must be drafted and implemented within the guideposts of public policy to avoid losing bargained for protections. This session will include a presentation of examples of several states'' anti-indemnity provisions and a case study of a dispute under California''s applicable regime.
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Events

West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar

The presenters will discuss the impact of litigation on continuing business relationships. In particular, the program will focus on balancing risk transfer with business goals in the context of multi-tiered contractor construction projects.
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SDV Insights

Montana Federal District Court Finds for Insurer in Pollution Coverage Dispute

Applying Louisiana law, a recent federal court decision exemplifies why policyholders should thoroughly read claims-made policies to understand when notice is due to insurers and truthfully complete policy applications.
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Events

American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law 2021

On September 30 and October 1, 2021, the ABA Forum on Construction Law will present "Construction Law Essentials" in six cities across the country.
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SDV Insights

Hurricane Handbook: A Policyholder's Guide to Handling Claims during Hurricane Season

SDV's Natural Disaster Recovery Group presents the Hurricane Handbook: A Policyholder's Guide to Handling Claims during Hurricane Season. This handbook intends to be a practical guide on policyholder issues, both homeowners and business owners alike, when preparing for hurricane season and handling claims after a loss due to a hurricane.
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SDV Insights

Recommendations for Property Owners After A Hurricane: Submit a Claim

If you suffered damage as a result of a hurricane, you should submit a claim under any insurance policy you have that might apply. This includes flood insurance, homeowner's insurance, renter's insurance, condo insurance, and auto insurance. Some of these policies may have limitations, or even not apply, to losses associated with hurricanes, but the best practice is to submit the claim to ensure no opportunities for coverage missed.
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MEET OUR TEAM

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
K.  Alexandra O'Neill
Associate
Grace V. Hebbel
Partner
Celia B. Waters
Associate
Samantha M. Oliveira
Associate

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Trumbull, CT 06611

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SDV is headquartered in Connecticut, with regional offices in New Jersey, Florida, and California to better serve our clients. We are ready to answer your questions and are eager to assist you in developing solutions.