Category Archives: Coverage Litigation

Pleased to be quoted in “Increased Cyber Losses Means More Insurance Coverage Disputes.”

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As noted previously here, at Barnes & Thornburg LLP‘s Policyholder Protection blog, I’m pleased to note that I was quoted in Business Insurance’s article, “Increased Cyber Losses Means More Insurance Coverage Disputes.” For further details, I welcome you to check out the original post.

 

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Video clip about potential insurance coverage for statutory based damages relating to data breaches and blast fax claims.

My good friends at HB Litigation Conferences posted a video from their 2012 East Coast NetDiligence Cyber Risk and Privacy Liability Forum that took place in Philadelphia on June 4-5, 2012.  In this video clip, I respond to moderator Ted Kobus‘ question about whether statutory damages, imposed after a data breach, are covered under liability insurance policies.

If you’re interested in cyber risks, data breaches, insurance coverage for cyber risks, insurance coverage for data breaches, and underwriting, brokering, buying, or selling cyberinsurance or privacy insurance, be sure to check out HB’s upcoming West Coast NetDiligence® Cyber Risk and Privacy Liability Forum, on October 11-12, 2012, in Marina del Rey, Calif.

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This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2012.

Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I was not charged a fee related to the conference.

“Litigating coverage dispute requires cost-benefit analysis,” an article about insurance coverage litigation by Judy Greenwald.

Business Insurance author Judy Greenwald recently wrote an article titled Litigating coverage dispute requires cost-benefit analysis.  In it, she writes about the issue of policyholders litigating questions of insurance coverage and insurance claims with their insurance companies.

The article opens:

When policyholders decide their only option is to pursue litigation against their insurers in coverage disputes, they should first conduct a cost-benefit analysis to see if it would be worth their while, say policyholder attorneys.

Speed may be critical, say attorneys, who note there can be a “race to the courthouse” as policyholders and insurers rush to file lawsuits in the jurisdictions viewed as most sympathetic to their cause.

The article provides viewpoints from multiple attorneys who represent corporate policyholders and corporate insureds.  I was honored to be included among the policyholder counsel whom she quoted.  Ms. Greenwald also quoted me in the article, writing:

Litigation sometimes may be necessary, say observers. “If you’re in a spot where simply the insurance company draws the line in the sand and refuses to discuss any further, and the parties are at loggerheads,” policyholders may be forced to file suit, said Scott N. Godes, [formerly] of counsel at Dickstein Shapiro L.L.P. in Washington.

Want to read the other opinions and thoughts offered on the subject?  Then click on over to Litigating coverage dispute requires cost-benefit analysis to read the entire article.

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This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2012.