SDV Insights

The FAA Draws its Regulatory Red Line in the...Air; Which Apparently Goes All the Way to the Sand

What happens when you add a remote controlled handgun and a flamethrower to a drone, and then post the results on YouTube? You get a lot of regulators very worried.

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Second Circuit Asks California Supreme Court for Input on Priority of Coverage Dispute

The Second Circuit recently asked the California Supreme Court to clarify how two primary general liability policies should contribute to the settlement of a construction accident claim, in a situation where one policy contained an excess "other insurance" clause and the other did not.

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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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