SDV Insights

SDV Talks Cyber Cases with LAW360

The website has once again reached out to SDV’s Gregory D. Podolak to get his input on a number ...

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Who Pays First? Manuscript Priority Language Enforced by NY Court

This week, as part of IRMI’s Expert Commentary Series, Gregory D. Podolak and H. Scott Williams authored an article addressing recent insurance developments and the resulting impact on the ...

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Merely Reciting Policy Exclusions Is Insufficient to Avoid a Defense Obligation

The Ninth Circuit affirmed the District Court decision that Scottsdale Insurance Co. breached the duty to defend its policyholder, a home builder, in an underlying construction defect lawsuit br ...

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New Jersey Adopts a "No Prejudice" Rule for Sophisticated Insureds Under "Claims Made" Policies

If you are a sophisticated business with a claims-made policy, there is a case you should be aware of.

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Relying on the CGL Policy to Protect You from Professional Risk is a Recipe for Disaster

In a recent article for the AGC's Constructor e-Newsletter, SDV's Gregory Podolak and Turner Construction's Kevin King discussed how "Relying on the CGL Policy to Protect You from Professional Risk is a Recipe for Disast

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SDV Comments on Managing Cyber Risks

SDV partner Greg Podolak has been quoted again in a Law360 article. In "Data Breach Report Shows Cyberinsurance Not A Cure-All", Greg, and other thought leaders in the industry, were asked about a recent report that covered challenges faced by many companies in managing cyber risks.

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Revealed: SDV's Top Ten Picks and Predictions

It's that time of year again! No it's not favorites for our March Madness brackets . . . but the area of our own expertise.

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The Louisiana Oilfield Indemnity Act Threatens to Dismantle Risk Transfer

On February 24, 2016, in a ruling with grave implications to additional insured coverage and the risk transfer process, the Fifth Circuit in Tetra Techs., Inc. v. Cont'l Ins. Co. overturned the Eastern District of Louisiana), and broadened the application of the Louisiana Oilfield Indemnity Act to void indemnity and additional insured coverage.

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Obtaining the Right Builders Risk Insurance Coverage

Builders risk insurance is an important instrument of protection for any construction project. However, not all builders risk policies are the same - the limits and scope of coverage afforded can vary dramatically. Ensuring that effective coverage is in place requires an understanding of the risks of loss unique to the particular project

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US-EU Data Protection is Ramping Up

If you are a risk manager of a multi-national company, and you haven't heard of Article 29 Working Party (WP29), it's time you become acquainted. It is an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy.

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