SDV Insights

Utah Applies Workers Compensation Exclusive Remedy Protection to Wrap-Up General Contractors

Workers' Compensation is considered a quid pro quo between employer and employee. The worker enjoys compensation benefits for work related injuries (regardless of who is at fault for such injuries) in exchange for surrendering the right to sue the employer for damages (with certain exceptions). This limitation is known as the "exclusive remedy" rule.

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Iowa Court Holds Defective Construction Is A Covered Occurrence

A big decision in favor of policyholders came out in Iowa this month.

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Insurers Overreach With Non-Union Labor Exclusion

Policyholders need to be aware that insurance companies are attempting to restrict CGL coverage through exclusions for liability caused by non-union labor.

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Georgia Expands Scope of Anti-Indemnity Statute

Georgia recently broadened its anti-indemnity statute (O.C.G.A. § 13-8-2) as it applies to contracts for engineering, architectural, and/or land surveying services.

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Video Watch: Trade Contract Critical to AI Coverage

SDV Partner Gregory Podolak was recently interviewed as part of IRMI's Construction Risk Management Thought Leader Videos

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Contractual Insurance Requirements and Anti-Indemnity Statutes

Gregory Podolak and Michael Barrese recently wrote an article for's Expert Commentary site - Contractual Insurance Requirements and Anti-Indemnity Statutes...

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Twist Ending: Cyber Insurance Policy Doesn't Cover Cyber Risk for Hospitality Industry Policyholder

There may be a very good chance your cyber insurance policy doesn't cover what you think it covers.

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Policyholders Entitled to Qualified Counsel in Superfund Actions, Even if More Expensive Than Local Market

Qualified local environmental defense lawyers can be hard to find when the EPA cracks down on a Superfund site. These disputes can involve a huge number of parties, leaving implicated companies with few or no viable legal options in their area.

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To Brexit or Not to Brexit... What's In Store for the European Insurance Market?

On June 23, 2016, the UK will vote on whether to leave the EU. With the highly anticipated EU Referendum only one month away, there’s been a lot of buzz about the effect that a “Brexit” will have on Europe’s insurance industry – the world’s largest insurance market.

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Policyholders Get Digital Fraud Coverage Boost At 8th Circ.

Greg Podolak was quoted once again in the latest issue of Law360. This recent posting discussed last week's decision by the 8th Circuit Court that coverage must be provided for a bank that was hit by a hacker, even if the negligence of one of the bank employee's was partially to blame.

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