SDV Insights

Upcoming Webinar on the Impact of Horizontal vs. Vertical Exhaustion Rules on Multiple Layers of Coverage

n Wednesday, September 9, SDV's own David Jordan will be co-presenting a webinar for Strafford Publications that will discuss vertical vs. horizontal insurance coverage exhaustion in construction defect disputes.

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A Lost Insurance Policy Is Not Lost Coverage

Todays climate of corporate mergers paired with conservative document retention policies often results in lost or destroyed insurance policies. This proves problematic when companies are unexpectedly faced with long-tail injury claims, e.g. asbestos and environmental claims.

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Wrap-Up Exclusion Blocks Additional Insured Claim in New York

A recent decision in New York is a cause of concern for wrap-up project contractors seeking to obtain additional insured coverage under an unenrolled subcontractor's CGL policy.

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A Matter of Life (Insurance) and Death

Did you know that SDV also has experience fighting for the rights of life insurance policy holders?

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Webinar on Monday: CGL Policy Exclusions, Triggers, and Indemnification

Join SDVs own Theresa Guertin next Monday, August 3 from 2:00-3:30pm EDT for her webinar on CGL Policy Exclusions, Triggers, and Indemnification.

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Making an Insured Whole Entails More Than a Patch Job

New England is well known for its erratic weather patterns. At its worst, such weather can lead to substantial property damage.

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SDV's Cyber Risk Thought Leader Talks with LAW360

Greg Podolak (SDV's head of Cyber Risk) was quoted this week in two new LAW360 articles: In "Four Insurance Takeaways From Lloyd's Cyberattack Report", Greg was quoted on his thoughts about the challenges policyholders can face with their cyber insurance policies...

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We've Updated Our "Defective Construction as an Occurrence" Survey

Due to some interesting new court decisions, we have updated our State by State Survey on Defective Construction as an Occurrence.

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A Busy Week for Defective Construction as an "Occurrence" - New Jersey and Oklahoma Courts Weigh In

On July 9, 2015, a New Jersey state appellate court and an Oklahoma federal district court each held that claims for defective construction constituted "property damage" caused by an "occurrence" under the corresponding CGL policies, despite previous decisions concluding otherwise.

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Commas Give Us Pause

As text message shorthand and quick emails have become the norm, we often forget that small grammar mistakes, like a missing comma, can change the meaning of an entire sentence. In the world of insurance law, one grammatical error can change the meaning of whole portions of a policy and heavily influence the policyholder's access to the coverage purchased.

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