INSURANCE LAW BLOG

In 2014, we reported that wage and hour lawsuits—claims in which employees and companies dispute the amount owed to an employee or class of employees for overtime work—had increased 432 percent over the last two decades.

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TAGS:    employment practices liability coverage, employment suits, EPL coverage, overtime regulations, wage and hour suits

Since 2009, enforcement of FCPA actions has significantly increased.  The Department of Justice has convicted over 50 individuals, and companies have paid approximately $3 billion in fines and penalties.  Government contractors are a prime target for FCPA actions given their … Continue reading

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TAGS:    FCPA, insurance coverage, insurance recovery, Strategic risk management

Insurers increasingly are using law firms rather than traditional in-house personnel as claim handlers, particularly on major claims by business insureds. Insureds are negatively impacted in two significant ways.

First, law firms tend to be very aggressive about denying coverage … Continue reading

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TAGS:    attorney-client privilege, claims handling, law firms for claims handling

Many of us have come to enjoy the convenience of summoning a ride via our Smartphones with a rideshare service company such as Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar.  However, significant issues exist over whether rideshare vehicles have adequate insurance coverage to … Continue reading

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TAGS:    insrurance recovery, rideshare, Uber

In May, I posted a blog article regarding the burgeoning use of commercial drones and potential liability associated with state enacted privacy legislation.  The popularity of that post, coupled with my interest in both drones and insurance, lead me to … Continue reading

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TAGS:    drone crash damage, drone liability issues, potential drone liability issues

To encourage the growth of the internet, the Communications Decency Act immunizes companies that host content from liability for that content. However, recent caselaw confirms that this immunity is not boundless. Accordingly, counsel for both website operators and those seeking … Continue reading

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