SDV Insights

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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Insurance Cases to Watch in the Second Half of 2016

Today's edition of Insurance discusses a number of the cases we have been covering in the SDV blog. Partner Gregory D. Podolak was quoted on the following cases:

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Superfund Informational Request Triggers Duty to Defend

Policyholders may remember when it was groundbreaking for courts to characterize the EPA's Potentially Responsible Party letters as a "suit," triggering the duty to defend under a Commercial General Liability policy.

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Eighth Circuit Upholds Award for Bad Faith Failure to Settle

What happens when an insurance company refuses to listen to its own experts and counsel? An aggressive lawsuit and an expensive bad faith award.

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