Recent Practice Points

The Mediators Speak: What Has Surprised You Most About the Advent of Virtual Mediation?

By Jeff Kichaven and Paul J. Van Osselaer – June 4, 2020 | Two mediators discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mediating online.

Recent Articles

Rethinking Federal Appellate Court Legerdemain in Analyzing the Scope of “Potential Coverage”

By David A. Gauntlett – March 13, 2019 | A modest |proposal for changes designed to encourage panels to not render decisions based on “fresh” cases without appropriate input from the parties, and to provide more staying power for the issues that it especially asserted in the issuance of published opinions.

The Applicability of State Consumer Protection Laws to Insurance Companies in Coverage Disputes

By Trevor J. Cooney and Daniel J. DeFiglio – March 1, 2019 | Insurers and insureds should carefully examine their state’s laws, as well as any choice-of-law provisions in their policies, and conduct an analysis of their specific needs and the risks to which they may be exposed.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

Insurance Coverage for Biometric Privacy Act Violations

In this Sound Advice, Adrienne Kitchen discussed the biometric privacy acts that are popping up in states across the country, leading to the potential for class actions and potential significant exposure for policyholders. Several types of insurance may cover violations of these acts.

Construction Defect Claims: Recurring Coverage Issues and Coverage-Maximizing Strategies

In this program, Ashley Jordan covers two recurring issues associated with coverage for construction defect claims under Commercial General Liability policies: "trigger" of coverage and "anti-Montrose" provisions. She also provides risk management and coverage-maximizing strategies in relation to these common carrier defenses.

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Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee

Learn how to get involved with the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and maximize your Section membership!