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Waivers of subrogation: when a waiver is not a waiver

October 25 2016 Subrogation - an insurer's right to 'step into the shoes' of its insured and assert the rights of the substituted party - is a fundamental principle…

Discovery in coverage and bad-faith litigation: are courts permitting more invasive discovery?

February 23 2016 This update examines how the protections afforded to insurers by attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine have been challenged and…

Related acts provisions in professional liability policies

February 7 2017 Insurance policy provisions concerning 'related' acts are frequently found in professional liability and various claims-made policies.

Changing landscape of insurer bad faith and consequential damages

March 1 2011 New York's reputation as a stable insurance market for over 40 years has served to discourage litigation for allegations of bad-faith claims handling by insurers.

Cyber-insurance: latest developments

November 10 2015 In 2014 "Cyber-insurance takes off" examined the growing number of cyber-attacks and the insurance industry's somewhat cautious response to the pace…

Asbestos claims and unavailability exclusion

May 30 2017 Since June 1976 John has performed automotive repair work using brakes manufactured by X Corp. From its inception until 2001, X Corp's brake linings…

Related acts provisions in professional liability policies

February 7 2017 Insurance policy provisions concerning 'related' acts are frequently found in professional liability and various claims-made policies.

Waivers of subrogation: when a waiver is not a waiver

October 25 2016 Subrogation - an insurer's right to 'step into the shoes' of its insured and assert the rights of the substituted party - is a fundamental principle…

Cyber-insurance: merchant pays almost $2 million in assessment fees

August 23 2016 "Cyber-insurance: latest developments" reported on a case involving the potential for a court to analyse specific cyber coverage terms relating to…

Reinsurance implications of JH France allocation decision

April 12 2016 In 1993 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling concerning a variety of issues including jurisdiction, joinder of indispensable parties, bad…