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HTMLTenth Circuit: Property Damage Surrounding Defective Windows Is an “Occurrence” Because Damage Is Unexpected from Insured’s Perspective
Joseph F. Bermudez, Suzanne M. Meintzer; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
In Cincinnati Insurance Company v. AMSCO Windows, No. 13-4155 (10th Cir. November 26, 2014), Cincinnati insured AMSCO, which manufactures windows for use in homes and sells the windows to distributors. Certain AMSCO windows were installed in new homes built in Nevada, and the homeowners brought...

 

HTMLData Security, Cyber Liability and First-party Costs for Mid Cap and Small Companies Are Reaching Catastrophic Levels
Joseph F. Bermudez, Scott Sweeney, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
Curiously, while the numbers on data security and cyber liability losses have grabbed headlines, the published information has not focused on the insurance perspective. NetDiligence® recently released its Cyber Claims Study 2014 (the Study), which focuses on cyber liability insurance claims and...

 

HTMLNew York City Mayor de Blasio Signs Affordable Transit Act into Law
Jonathan L. Bing, Jake Herring; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
On October 20, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Local Law 53, the Affordable Transit Act. Under this new law, New York City businesses with 20 or more full-time employees will be required to offer a federal commuter tax fringe benefit to employees. Covered employers will need to...

 

HTMLRecent Decisions Reinforce the Value of Quality over Quantity in a Reservation of Rights Letter
Eric G. Cheng; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
In two recent cases, Advantage Builders & Exteriors v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co. No. WD 76880 (Mo. Ct. App. Sept. 2, 2014) and EAN Services, LLC v. Brunson, No. 2-14-118 (Ill. Ct. App. September 8, 2014), the courts remind insurance carriers that an ineffective reservation of rights can be...

 

HTMLCourt Rejects Fiduciary Duty Breach by Claims Administrator Acting on Behalf of Plan Sponsor
Samantha R. Birch, Edna S. Kersting; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
In the recently decided matter of Van Loo, et al. v. Cajun Operating Company, et al., No. 2:2014cv10604 (E.D. Mich. 2014), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan rejected allegations of a fiduciary duty breach brought against Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, the...

 

HTMLFifth Circuit Adopts Majority Rule on What Constitutes “Other Instruments” of an ERISA Plan
Marjorie L. Cohen; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
ERISA plan administrators facing broad requests for production under ERISA section 104(b)(4) may limit their production to formal legal documents governing the plan, based on new guidance from a panel of the Fifth Circuit in Murphy v. Verizon Communications., Inc., No. 13-11117 (5th Cir. October...

 

HTMLHHS: No Sensational News Exception to HIPAA. Health Care Providers Should Plan Now for Dealing with Ebola Publicity
Paul Gillan; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
Many people in the general public - and most in the health care industry - would recognize the names Eric Duncan (who died of Ebola in a U.S. hospital), Nina Pham (who contracted Ebola through exposure in a U.S. hospital) and Kaci Hickox (who was subjected to quarantine due to potential exposure to...

 

HTMLHere Comes the Sun...
Thomas M. DeMicco; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
House fires have always been a major source of product liability litigation in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of house fires occur each year, resulting in billions of dollars in insurance claims. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 487,500 structure fires in...

 

HTMLA Check in the “Win” Column for Broker-Dealers!
Michelle M. Arbitrio; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
The Second Circuit recently issued a single opinion for two cases [Goldman Sachs & Co. v. Golden Empire Sch. Fin. Auth., No. 13-797-cv (2d Cir. Aug. 21, 2014) and Citigroup Global Mkts. Inc. v. N.C.E. Mun. Power Agency, No. 13-2247-cv (2d Cir. Aug 21, 2014)], holding that a forum selection...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Seeks to Ban the Use of “Microbeads” in Consumer Care
Genese K. Dopson, Barbara Hopkinson Kelly, Erik M. Ortega; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
The New Jersey State Legislature has unanimously approved legislation to address the growing environmental concerns over personal care products containing microbeads, small non-biodegradable plastic particles used as abrasives in personal care products such as toothpaste. If enacted, New Jersey...

 


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