SDV was founded more than 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 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.
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Events

NJSBA/ICLE Insurance Law Section - Webcast: Insurance Law Institute

This year's Insurance Law Institute will focus on recent developments in bad faith law. With the passage of the New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act, bad faith law in New Jersey continues to evolve. This program is an overview of bad faith law in New Jersey for both new and experienced insurance coverage attorneys.
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SDV Insights

9 Basic Strategies for Pursuing Coverage for Construction Accident Claims

Construction accidents happen all the time. Accidents involving worker injuries or damage to property can shut down a job site and cause significant losses. Contractors should be diligent and aggressive in examining all of the available options for recovery under their different insurance policies and bonds. This article will provide a refresher on some basic tips to help policyholders improve claims practices with respect to construction accidents.
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SDV Insights

What is Contractor Professional Liability Coverage?

Contractor professional liability coverage insures against liability that derives from the technical aspects of a construction project - including architectural, engineering, and survey work. It is especially valuable in circumstances where the contractor has design responsibility as part of its project scope, such as in the case of "design build" projects or where "design assist" work is undertaken.
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SDV Insights

Fifth Circuit Requires Causal Distinction for Ensuing Loss Exception to Faulty Work Exclusion

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals provided valuable insight on coverage available through ensuing loss exceptions to faulty work and design exclusions in builder's risk insurance policies. In Balfour Beatty, the Court held that, in order to the ensuing loss must be causally distinct from the original excluded loss.
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Events

2022 Florida RIMS Educational Conference

The panel of experts will detail strategies that will enable you to successfully navigate a claim within a challenging economic climate, including assembling the right team, mitigating the effects of Supply Chain challenges, and harnessing the full policy terms and conditions.
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SDV Insights

Insurance Coverage for Intentional Damages: Did Amber Heard Intend to Defame Johnny Depp?

The Depp v. Heard trial featured salacious and surprising testimony that riveted the country, but arguably the most surprising aspect of the case was that Ms. Heard's homeowners policy insurer, Travelers Commercial Insurance ("Travelers"), paid for her defense against Mr. Depp's claims.
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Events

NJICLE 2022 Construction Law Forum

The 2022 Construction Law Forum will provide a day of in-depth analysis of some of the most common areas in construction law. At this very useful program, our panel of recognized New Jersey authorities will provide a practical and strategic discussion of the current legal encounters they have faced.
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Events

Orange County RIMS Presentation and Networking Reception

Contractual risk transfer is a core responsibility of risk management, and often one of the least favorite. The panel of subject matter experts will share their experiences and best practices during this event, which will conclude with a hosted networking cocktail reception, and a good night's sleep.
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MEET OUR TEAM

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
Partner
Grace V. Hebbel
Partner
Michael V. Pepe
Partner
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

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