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Please join me for: “Additional Insured Webinar Series, Part 2: The Duty to Defend” on October 22

20131019-212807.jpgOn Tuesday, October 22, I will be presenting a webinar for HB Litigation Conferences and the West Legal Education Center. It is: Additional Insured Webinar Series, Part 2: The Duty to Defend. You can find this on the West Legal Ed Center by searching the title or for my name; a direct link does not appear to be available.

Here are the details from the West site:

Content Partner: HB Litigation Conferences
Price: $195.00*

* Applicable Membership or Subscription discounts will be added in your shopping cart

Description: With attorneys’ fees many times acting as the tail wagging the proverbial dog in litigation, understanding the scope of the duty to defend is critical for additional insureds, insurance companies providing additional insured coverage, and people providing additional insured status. The duty to defend additional insureds, how the duty to defend applies and is affected by policy language and state law, and the practical implications for additional and named insureds. Attendees will have the ability to understand the scope of the duty to defend additional insureds, so that they are prepared in advance of a claim and understand the principles after a claim is made.

Practice Areas: Insurance Law

Online Media Type: Audio

Production Date: 10/22/2013 12:00 PM EDT

Level: Intermediate

Category: Standard

Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes

Online Format: Live

Accreditation:
AK, ALARAZCACEUCO,CPE-NASBAFLGAGUHI,IAILINKSMEMOMSMT,NCNDNJNVNYOKOR,PATNUK-BSBUK-SRAUT,VIVTWIWV

Total Credits: 1
Specialty Credits:
Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

West LegalEdcenter provides accreditation as described here. You may be able to self apply for credits in states not listed.

Check your state requirements and get contact information.

Speakers:
Scott N. Godes – Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Washington, DC Tim Delahunt – Partner, Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP; Buffalo, NY

I will be joined by my good friend and fantastic advocate for insurance companies, Tim Delahunt.

Disclaimer:

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. 2013.

Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I will not be charged a fee to attend the remainder of the conference.

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Join me for “Revisiting Policy Limits,” part of HB’s “Asbestos Insurance Litigation Audiocast” CLE

On August 10, 2011, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (Eastern), my friends at HB Litigation Conferencesare hosting a CLE  teleconference: “Asbestos Insurance Litigation Audiocast.” It is going to be a great event. I’m going to be speaking at 1:00 pm, presenting with Jack Gerstein on a panel titled, “Revisiting Policy Limits.” You can review the entire agenda by clicking here (PDF).  You’ll get either 3 or 3.5 CLE credits, depending on your jurisdiction.

My presentation will include a discussion about the following points, in the context of insurance coverage for asbestos claims:

• The impact of products hazard versus premises/operations (non-products) claims
• The impact of the number of occurrences
• The impact of additional insureds
• Issues relating to annualized limits
• Types of actions – from Wellington arbitrations to claims alleging misrepresentation

To register, you can download the Registration Form (PDF) and mail/fax/email it to HB Litigation Conferences, complete the online form, or e-mail or call Brownie Bokelman at 484-324-2755 x 212 to register.

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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. 2011.

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AgentsOfAmerica.ORG features my post: “Insurance Coverage for Cyberattacks and Denial-of-Service Incidents”

If your business suffered losses from a cybersecurity incident, a denial-of-service attack, or some other computer-, network-, or internet-related event, would you know whether your insurance would cover the losses?  If your insurance company denied your claim, would you know whether the insurance company had done so properly?

Well, if you’d like some additional thoughts on these issues, check out my post at the AgentsOfAmerica.ORG website.  They posted my piece titled, “Insurance Coverage for Cyberattacks and Denial-of-Service Incidents” and also featured it in their newsletter.  In my post, I discuss insurance coverage for cyberattacks, cybersecurity events, denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and more.  I note a couple of recent cases finding in favor of insurance for these sorts of events under commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policies as well as new cyber insurance policies.

So head over to the AgentsOfAmerica.ORG site and check out my post to see more!

 

Disclaimer:

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. 2010.

“LexisNexis® Insurance Law Community Podcast featuring Scott Godes . . . on Cyber Liability Insurance Coverage”

LexisNexis was kind enough to have me record a podcast regarding insurance coverage for cyber liabilities. As LexisNexis states on the Insurance Law Center:

On this edition, Scott Godes discusses the types of cyber liabilities facing companies today, what to do, in terms of insurance, if a cyber incident or data breach occurs and types of policies that provide coverage for a cyber event. Copyright© 2010 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/community/insurancelaw/.

If you’d like to hear the entire podcast, please click here.

Disclaimer:
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. 2010.

Asbestos Insurance Litigation Audiocast with Live Q&A

We all know what happens in summer time – lounging by the pool, re-runs on TV, and scrambling for CLE, right?  Of course, your thirst for knowledge about the latest information in the world of insurance coverage and asbestos claims remains unquenched.  Do I have the solution for you!  Sign up for the Asbestos Insurance Litigation Audiocast with Live Q&A.  It will run on July 15, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern.  You’ll be able to get Continuing Legal Education credit right from your desk!  And, like they say on tv, “if you haven’t seen it [live when we presented this information in Philadelphia], it’s new to you!”  Plus, unlike tv shows being run for an encore round, this CLE will have live Q&A.  Live!  You can ask questions, and you won’t have to go through voicemail jail or hear that your question is important to us, so please keep holding.*  Click here for a link to the full agenda.

My presentation includes a fascinating discussion about premises/operations insurance coverage, also known as “non-products” amongst us cool insurance practitioners.

To register, download the Registration Form and mail/fax/email it to my friends at HB, complete the online form, or call Brownie Bokelman at 484-324-2755 x 212 to register.

* Actually, I can’t guarantee that you won’t hear that.
Disclaimer:

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. 2010.

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

Join Me for “The Hot Buttons in Asbestos Insurance Litigation”

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010. from 2:00 – 3:40 pm (Eastern).  I’m going to be part of a panel discussing “The Hot Buttons in Asbestos Insurance Litigation.”

We’re going to cover:

  • The Keasbey ruling: contribution and trigger
  • Allocation–pro rata or all sums: jurisdictions still at play, choice of law and related
  • Aggregate limits and “non-products” disputes
  • Insurance and bankruptcy: the current landscape
  • This discussion qualifies for between 1.5 to 2.0 continuing legal education (CLE) credits, depending on state requirements. View the CLE credit details.

    Want to sign up?  Purchase the teleconference Audio Package (includes MP3 audio recording files and handbook on CD). To order or learn more, click here, call 484-324-2755, or email allison.emery@litigationconferences.com.

    Disclaimer:

    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. 2010.

    “Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity Risks.”

    Can you think of many, or, in fact, any, companies that are risk free when it comes to the areas of intellectual property or cybersecurity?  If you represent companies with risks relating to intellectual property and cybersecurity, what insurance coverage would apply if those risks turned into claims and potential liabilities?  Are you familiar with the developing body of insurance coverage law in those areas?

    I’m the author of a forthcoming treatise chapter that answers those exact questions.  It’s the “Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity Risks” chapter of the New Appleman Law of Liability Insurance, Second Edition, to be released in June 2010.  Here’s the chapter’s introduction:

    Two developing areas of insurance coverage law are the issues of insurance coverage for intellectual property-based claims and cybersecurity-based claims.  This chapter describes coverages available for such claims.  The chapter first analyzes and details the development of coverage for intellectual property claims through advertising injury found in general liability insurance policies, as well as other coverages.  The chapter then analyzes coverage for cybersecurity claims.  The area of coverage for cybersecurity claims is, relative to most insurance coverage topics, quite nascent, and the chapter considers decisions that should be seen as analogous to this developing topic.  The chapter discusses coverage for cybersecurity claims under general liability, first-party, and other policies, as well as new policies being marketed as specific to cybersecurity risks and claims.

    The intellectual property section of the chapter provides a basic overview of various types of intellectual property risks and provides a detailed discussion of how insurance policies apply to those risks.  The chapter explains the legal principles at issue when seeking insurance coverage for such risks and potential liabilities.  The chapter discusses the majority and minority rules for various issues and provides an analysis of the various exclusions that insurance companies have cited when trying to deny coverage for intellectual property claims.

    The cybersecurity section of the chapter provides an overview of the new and growing cybersecurity risks faced today and details what insurance policies apply to those risks.  The chapter details how courts have ruled on coverage questions for cybersecurity and computer-related risks and liabilities.  For those areas of the law that are not as well-developed, in light of the relatively new nature of cybersecurity risks, the chapter notes analogous caselaw and how those holdings should apply to cybersecurity claims.  The section also notes issues to consider for companies in the market for new and specialized cybersecurity insurance policies.

    This post appeared originally at the Lexis Insurance Law Community.
    Disclaimer:

    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. 2010.

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