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Bushwack Presents at USLAW Conference
June 21, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability| General Liability| Medical Malpractice Defense

On June 3, Jacqueline Bushwack presented a program entitled “Incorporating Demonstrative Evidence into Your Case” at the USLAW Women’s Connection Conference in Lake Tahoe. The USLAW Women’s Connection serves member firms’ women clients who hail from a cross-section of industries and seek a networking environment that includes prominent attorneys, businesswomen and leaders from around the …
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Lewis to Present at E&O ExecuSummit
June 20, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law| Professional Liability

On Wednesday, June 21, Shari Claire Lewis will speak at the 11th Annual Errors & Omissions ExecuSummit, where she will participate on a panel entitled, “Lawyers — Industry Consolidation, Data Protection, Duty of Confidentiality.” The summit, an educational event designed for E&O insurance professionals, takes place today and tomorrow at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Convention …
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Krinick and Gurdus Obtain Summary Judgment On Behalf of Hartford
June 20, 2017 | Array | Commercial Litigation

Evan Krinick and Jason Gurdus obtained summary judgment for client, Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co., in a declaratory judgment action in New York State Supreme Court, Suffolk County.  Plaintiffs, which included municipalities and a contractor, sought coverage from Hartford for several underlying lawsuits involving damage to roadways, water mains and related facilities resulting from construction work …
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No Coverage for Suit Claiming Insured Attacked, Assaulted, Struck, and Stabbed Victim, Even If It Sought Damages for Negligence
June 21, 2017 | Array | Insurance Coverage

A federal district court in Illinois has ruled that an insurer was not obligated to defend its insured in an action alleging that he had attacked, assaulted, struck, and stabbed someone, even if the complaint against him asserted that he had been negligent. The Case After Connie McElhaney sued Robert Heitbrink, alleging that he had …
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Blockchain: Unlinking Hype from Reality
June 21, 2017 | Array | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

On June 15, 2017, AIG and Standard Chartered Bank announced the first multinational smart contract-based insurance policy to function on the blockchain. AIG partnered with IBM to manage and place multiple insurance policies across multiple countries by using an advanced blockchain framework.  In essence, the bank’s clients in the U.K., U.S., Singapore and Kenya will …
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No Coverage for Fraudulent Transfer Claims Where Acts Preceded Policy’s Effective Date
June 21, 2017 | Array

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that an insurance policy’s prior acts exclusion precluded coverage for claims against a bankrupt company’s officers relating to alleged fraudulent transfers. The Case The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Thrift Supervision (“OTS”) began investigating BankUnited FSB in January 2008. By August, news reports were …
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