Archive | July, 2011

Podcast on D&O insurance, cybersecurity, cyber liabilities, privacy class actions, and insurance: “Executive Summary Webinar Series: What You Need to Know Before You Walk Into the Boardroom (July 2011)”

I recently joined Priya Cherian Huskins and Lauri Floresca of Woodruff Sawyer & Co. to discuss D&O insurance, cyberinsurance, and insurance coverage for privacy issues, data breaches, cyberattacks, denial-of-service attacks and more.   Lauri and Priya gave an overview of the D&O insurance marketplace, including changes in pricing, availability of limits, and new insurance policies and insurance products.  Then we shifted […]

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The Art of Hiring a Trustworthy Contractor

Web Toolbar by Wibiya If you’re in the market for a contractor to take care of your next home project, we have a couple tips to keep your remodel in trustworthy hands.  Start a list of prospect contractors -Take a second to ask yourself if your family or friends have recently had any work done […]

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Making a splash – Look before you leap!

Summer is in full swing, and there is nothing more refreshing then taking a dip in your backyard swimming pool or even spending the day at a community pool with the neighborhood kids. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission – it is estimated 50,000 people will seek Emergency Room treatment due to an […]

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An action for bad faith may be severed from the underlying action disputing entitlement to insurance benefits

Insurer’s application for bifurcation of bad faith claim granted. Cort v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia, [2011] B.C.J. No. 853, May 5, 2011, British Columbia Supreme Court, Master P. Keighley The insured’s pick up truck was destroyed by fire. The insured had purchased fire insurance coverage from the insurer, ICBC. Frustrated by the lack of progress on […]

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Sometimes It Is Not Your Product, But The Class Of Business

Oh, the frustration! Why doesn’t anybody understand how safe my product is and give me a fair premium? I get several calls a week from business start-ups, inventors, importers, patent holders, etc. that are trying to get product liability insurance for their product.  Many times I may be the sixth or seventh agent they have approached for […]

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