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The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: Any Cyber Defense Strategy Must Include Cyber Insurance

USA - August 10 2017 Every single industry or business in this day and age has either been the victim of a cyber attack or is concerned they will be next. A few examples

Think You Don’t Need Cyber Insurance? This Recent Data Breach Class Action Ruling May Change Your Mind

USA - August 9 2017 Cyber insurance continues to be one of the hottest topics in the insurance industry. In the last several years it has evolved from a little-known

Don’t Be Caught Napping - Your Insurance May Not Be Exhausted

USA - August 15 2017 As the cliché saying goes: “When it comes to love, never settle for less than you deserve.” But when it comes to insurance coverage, sometimes

Drafting a better choice-of-law clause

USA - April 19 2013 Parties to contracts routinely agree that the laws of a particular jurisdiction will govern their relationship. The objective, of course, is simple:

Can a RCRA Settlement Also Be Used as a Basis for a CERCLA Contribution Action?

USA - August 11 2017 On August 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided the case of ASARCO LLC v. Atlantic Richfield Company, which involves the ongoing

Possible Further Delay of ERISA Fiduciary Rule

USA - August 21 2017 On August 9, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) and Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, submitted a proposal to the Office of Management and Budget

The Doxing Dilemma: A Popular Tactic of Social Activists and Cyber Bullies Alike Remains Mostly Legal

USA - August 21 2017 After counter-protests ended in tragedy, a small group of social media users took to Twitter to expose the identities of the white supremacists and

Developments in South Carolina: Harleysville Revisited

USA - August 21 2017 In two posts earlier this yearSouth Carolina May No Longer Hold Insurers’ Reservations and The Insurer’s Mixed-Coverage Burdenwe told you about an

Fifth Circuit Vacates Denial of Charitable Tax Deduction For Conservation Easements

USA - August 18 2017 On August 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided the case of BC Ranch II, LP, et al., v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, which

Sixth Circuit balances rights of US Forest Service and rights of private property owners provided by Michigan law

USA - August 18 2017 Balancing the interests of the federal government as owner of thousands of acres surrounding Crooked Lake and the rights of private owners, the US