Eighth Circuit Allows Coverage for Wire Transfer Fraud after Employee Leaves Bank’s Computers Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

Jul 13, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

The Eighth Circuit’s recent State Bank of Bellingham v. BankInsure, Inc., decision is likely to be studied closely by lawyers litigating coverage for cyber attacks under Financial Institution Bonds.

California Supreme Court Adds Clarity to U.S. Supreme Court’s Guideposts for Evaluating Constitutionally of Punitive Damages Awards in Insurance Bad Faith Case

Jun 21, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

California Supreme Court adds clarity to U.S. Supreme Court’s guideposts for evaluating constitutionally of punitive damages awards in insurance bad faith cases.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Insurance, June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Insurance provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Insurance law.

ERISA Beneficiary’s Dissipation of Settlement Proceeds Precludes ERSIA Plan Health Insurer from Enforcing Its Reimbursement Rights

Mar 25, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

In a victory for insureds and personal injury claimants, the Supreme Court recently created a exception to the general rule in favor of enforceability of reimbursement rights against a plaintiff’s general assets.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Insurance, March 25, 2016

Mar 25, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Insurance provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Insurance law.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Insurance, March 18, 2016

Mar 18, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Insurance provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Insurance law.

Liability of Insurers for Conduct of Insurer-Retained Defense Counsel under the Restatement, Law of Liability Insurance

Mar 16, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

The Restatement’s most recent draft replaces the broad rule imposing vicarious liability for the acts of independent contractors with a narrow vicarious liability rule.

Protecting Confidential Communications under the Restatement, Law of Liability Insurance

Mar 8, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

An issue that has bedeviled insurers and policyholders for years is the extent to which communications between an insured and counsel retained to defend a claim are protected from discovery in subsequent litigation over coverage between the insurer and the insured

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Insurance, March 4, 2016

Mar 4, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Insurance provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Insurance law.

Contra Proferentem and “Sophisticated” Insureds under the Restatement Law of Liability Insurance

Mar 1, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

This post explores the Restatement’s treatment sophisticated insureds, typically large corporations with risk managers and their own insurance brokers.

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