SDV Insights

New European Personal Data Protection Rules Are Coming Soon - Should You Be Concerned?

In the United States, a week rarely goes by without a new cyber security breach. Slowly but surely, the European Union is catching up in raising awareness of cyber security and demanding that companies protect the personal data of EU individuals who fall under the definition of data subjects.

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Is John Oliver Anti-Indemnity?

I love John Oliver. He’s smart, funny, and has an uncanny way of breaking down complicated issues into hilarious bite-sized jokes. But on Sunday night, while tackling North Dakota’s rel ...

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The FAA Strikes Back: $1.9 Million Dollar Penalty for Unauthorized Drone Flights

Here is a strong reminder that commercial drone use is not without risk, and insurance coverage analysis must be a priority.

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Emerging Issues in Cyber Insurance

Last Friday, SDVs Stella Szantova Giordano was quoted in Law360s article, A Cyberattack Survival Guide For Policyholders.

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Timely Notice Considerations for Additional Insureds

Finding coverage under an insurance policy often hinges on the appropriate application of very specific terms, for example, "you" and "your" and the party to whom these terms are intended to apply. If not read accurately, an additional insured could jeopardize coverage by failing to indentify which notice requirements within a policy apply to them and which are the responsibility of the named insured.

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Upcoming Seminar: Identifying, Avoiding, Mitigating, and Insuring Environmental Risk in Construction

After a successful run in New York City, SDV and our co-sponsors are bringing this half-day seminar to Chicago on Tuesday, October 6 , from 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm, at The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL.

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Oregon High Court to Tackle Complex Construction Defect Issue

Tomorrow, the Oregon Supreme Court will hear argument in a dispute that could change how underlying judgments are treated in construction defect coverage disputes.

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Federal Court Judge Has Choice Words for Insurers in Policyholder Win

Before ordering Interstate Fire & Casualty Co. and Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. to pay a $25.5 million punitive damages judgement that technically was not covered by the policy, U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson had some choice words for the insurers.

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The Workers' Compensation Immunity State by State Survey Is Now Available

As part of SDV's highly popular State by State Survey series, we are proud to announce the release of our greatly anticipated survey on Workers' Compensation Immunity.

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Join Greg and Others for a Live Seminar/Webinar on Cyber Risk

An expert panel will explore the current state of cyber risk and its impact on the construction industry. Discussion will include typical risks such as business interruption losses due to network downtime and state mandated penalties for allowing personal/confidential information to be compromised.

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