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Adobe PDFRecent Developments in the Use of the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Immunity to Shield Investigative Materials from Discovery in New York
Lorraine M. Armenti, Jonathan A. Messier; Coughlin Duffy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
An appellate-level state court in New York recently examined the applicability of the attorney-client privilege and work product immunity in the context of an insurer’s pre-denial-of-coverage retention of outside counsel to assist in evaluating the existence or non-existence of insurance...


Adobe PDFThe Wait is Over: A Party Can Now File a Contribution Claim Prior to the Completion of a Cleanup
Deborah A. Kelly, Heidi S. Minuskin, Michelle D. Murphy; Coughlin Duffy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
One of the most valuable tools in a responsible party’s arsenal, a contribution claim, can now be used to take immediate action against other potentially responsible parties for damages at contaminated sites in New Jersey. This important tool ensures that parties do not pay more than their...


Adobe PDFHas the Second Circuit Mandated a Rubber Stamp Approval System for SEC Consent Decrees?
Sally A. Clements, Suzanne C. Midlige; Coughlin Duffy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 25, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014
In a long awaited decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has overruled United States District Court Judge Rakoff’s refusal to affirm a $285 million settlement between Citigroup and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and has clarified the scope of the...


Adobe PDFNew York Trial Court Denies Sony’s Claims against Primary CGL Insurers to Pay for Defense Costs Related to Cyber-Attack Litigation
Steven D. Cantarutti, Kevin T. Coughlin, Robert J. Kelly; Coughlin Duffy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 12, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014
On February 21, 2014, a New York trial court (Hon. Jeffrey K. Oing, J.S.C.) in Zurich Amer. Ins. Co. v. Sony Corp. of Amer., et al., Index No. 651982/2011 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cnty.), made a significant ruling in the area of cyber risk coverage. The Court rejected claims by Sony Computer...