Category Archives: Indemnity Agreement

Please check out: “Seeking Insurance Under Someone Else’s Policy? Tips for Companies Requiring Additional Insured Status.”

The insurance coverage and insurance recovery practice of my formerDanger - Construction Area firm, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, has a new blog, Policyholder Informer.  The Policyholder Informer blog is featuring my post, “Seeking Insurance Under Someone Else’s Policy? Tips for Companies Requiring Additional Insured Status.”

The introduction to the post reads:

If your company is in the construction field, then you know it well: the request to be added as an additional insured to another company’s insurance policy. For example, general contractors (GC) often require subcontractors to add the GC as an additional insured to the subcontractor’s insurance policy. That continues down the line of subcontractors and sub-subcontractors.

I also give five initial pointers regarding additional insured coverage for companies requesting additional insured status.  The Internet Wayback Machine has an archive of the post, which you can check out by clicking 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. 2014.

Harsco Litigation Counsel Joins the Faculty for the Additional Insured and Indemnification Issues Conference – May 11, 2012 in New York City.

I am happy to announce that we have added some terrific panelists and speakers to the Additional Insured and Indemnification Issues Conference on May 11, 2012 in New York City, hosted by my good friends at HB Litigation Conferences.  Here’s the update from HB:

Samuel Romaninsky, Senior Litigation Counsel for Harsco Corporation – a multinational industrial company based in Camp Hill, PA – will speak on HB’s Additional Insured and Indemnification Issues Conference on May 11, 2012, in New York. Mr. Romaninsky joins a panel discussing “Practical and Strategic Differences Between Contractual Indemnification and Additional Insured Coverage,” along with attorneys Carrie Raver of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Yale Glazer of Lazare Potter & Giacovas LLP, and Christopher Murray, Claims Counsel in the Construction Risk Management Group at Chartis.

Harsco provides products and services to a variety of industries, including the construction, steel, and rail industries. Harsco’s diverse business lines give rise to a wide array of legal issues related to coverage as an additional insured and under wrap up policies and defense and indemnity obligations. Before joining Harsco, Mr. Romaninsky worked in private practice in Washington, DC.

HB’s Additional Insured and Indemnification Issues Conference will be held May 11, 2012 at Thomson Hall, 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, and will also be available via live webcast. The seminar is chaired byTimothy E. Delahunt, a partner at Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP and Scott Godes, [formerly] counsel at Dickstein Shapiro LLP.

For registration or additional information, contact Brownie Bokelman at 484-324-2755 x212.

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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. 2012.

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

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Samantha Drake quotes me in her article, “Indemnification Agreements: Who Benefits From Your Coverage?”


In her article, Indemnification Agreements: Who Benefits From Your Coverage?, author Samantha Drake writes about insurance coverage, indemnity agreements, and additional insureds.

The article opens:

Shifting financial liability through contractual apportionment of risk is nothing new. But issues such as the scope of indemnity, choice of law and naming additional insureds adds so many potential wrinkles to an already complex area in which attorneys must be sure to do their homework.

The article discusses the points raised in a “recent panel entitled ‘Additional Insured Issues and Indemnification Agreements'” in which I spoke, “along with Timothy E. Delahunt, of Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP and Adam M. Shienvold, of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLP. HB Litigation Conferences produced the panel.”  Ms. Drake quoted me in the article, writing:

Indemnification agreements are “something with which people have a lot of familiarity, at least in concept, but in terms of practice the law has a lot of variations,” said Scott Godes [formerly] of Dickstein Shapiro LLP.

Ms. Drake also noted my discussions of exceptions to exclusions within insurance policies for contractual liability, including exceptions for insured contracts.  She also provided an overview of the supplementary payments clause found in commercial general liability insurance policies (CGL policies).

Want to read the other opinions and thoughts offered on the subject?  Then click on over to Indemnification Agreements: Who Benefits From Your Coverage? to read the entire article.

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. 2012.

Join me for the Additional Insured and Indemnification Issues Conference – May 11, 2012 in New York City.

Is your company an additional insured under another company’s insurance policies? Does your company issue certificates of insurance? Do you deal with indemnity agreements? Do you know whether indemnity agreements are covered by insurance? Would you like to learn the answers to these questions? Of course you would.

You’d like to hear about this from a commercial litigator and insurance coverage attorneys, wouldn’t you?

Plus, you’d like CLE credit for listening, including CLE ethics credit, wouldn’t you?

Well, say no more!

If you’re looking for all of that and more, organized and hosted by my good friends at HB Litigation Conferences, please join me for the Additional Insured and Indemnification Issues Conference: Other People’s Money Conference, as detailed by HB:

HB Litigation Conferences is pleased to announce the Additional Insured and Indemnification Issues Conference: Other People’s Money will be held Friday, May 11, 2012, at Thomson Hall in New York. The seminar is chaired by Timothy E. Delahunt, a partner at Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP and Scott Godes, [formerly] counsel at Dickstein Shapiro LLP.

The recently released Additional Insured and Indemnification Issues Conference agenda features sessions on Triggering The Duty To Defend Under Additional Insured Coverage; Scope Of The Duty To Indemnify Under Additional Insured Endorsements; Priority Of Coverage Where Additional Insured Coverage Exists; Practical And Strategic Differences Between Contractual Indemnification And Additional Insured Coverage; Ethical Considerations Particular To Additional Insured Coverage: Conflicts, Privilege And Confidentiality.

The event is sponsored by Dickstein Shapiro LLP. For additional sponsorship opportunities, contact Jeanne Billings at 484-580-8241 or jeanne.billings@litigationconferences.com.

Early bird registration – $100 off – is available through February 24, 2012. HB offers complimentary registrations* to in-house counsel and 50% off registrations* for their teams of outside counsel. Space is limited so register ASAP.

For additional information or to register, contact Brownie Bokelman at 484-324-2755 x212 or brownie.bokelman@litigationconferences.com.

*Discounts valid on new registrations only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Space is limited for in-house counsel complimentary registrations and 50% off discounted registrations for outside counsel. One complimentary registration per company.

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. 2012.

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

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Other People’s Money? Learn About Additional Insured Issues And Indemnification Agreements Teleconference And CLE.

Is your company an additional insured under another company’s insurance policies? Does your company issue certificates of insurance? Do you deal with indemnity agreements? Do you know whether indemnity agreements are covered by insurance? Would you like to learn the answers to these questions? Of course you would.

You’d like to hear about this from a commercial litigator and insurance coverage attorneys, wouldn’t you?

Plus, you’d like CLE credit for listening, wouldn’t you?

Well, say no more!

If you’re looking for all of that and more, organized and hosted by my good friends at HB Litigation Conferences, please join me for the:

Additional Insured Issues & Indemnification Agreements Teleconference

Date: October 12, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:40 PM, ET
Price: $169*
CLE Credit: 1.5-2 CLE Credits

  • Indemnification Agreements
    • May a company be indemnified for its own negligence?
  • Additional Insured Coverage
    • How does a company become an additional insured?
    • What is the scope of additional insured coverage?
    • Who pays the deductible?
    • Is there insurance coverage for contractual indemnity agreements?
  • Assumption of Liability
    • How does it differ from an indemnity agreement?
    • Does it survive a bankruptcy?

3:30 Question and Answer Session

3:40 Adjourn

Faculty
Timothy Delahunt, Esq., Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP, Buffalo, NY
Scott Godes, Esq., [formerly] Counsel Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Washington, DC
Adam Shienvold, Esq., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Harrisburg

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*This is valid for only one connection per firm/company location. Multiple attendees can listen in to the conference on that one connection for no additional charge (an additional CLE fee of $25 per additional listener will apply for those pursuing CLE credit, names required in advance). If more than one connection is used, you will be billed after the conference $169 per each additional connection used.

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. 2011.

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

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Other People’s Money? Learn About Additional Insured Issues And Indemnification Agreements Teleconference And CLE.

Is your company an additional insured under another company’s insurance policies? Does your company issue certificates of insurance? Do you deal with indemnity agreements? Do you know whether indemnity agreements are covered by insurance? Would you like to learn the answers to these questions? Of course you would.

You’d like to hear about this from a commercial litigator and insurance coverage attorneys, wouldn’t you?

Plus, you’d like CLE credit for listening, wouldn’t you?

Well, say no more!

If you’re looking for all of that and more, organized and hosted by my good friends at HB Litigation Conferences, please join me for the:

Additional Insured Issues & Indemnification Agreements Teleconference

Date: October 12, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:40 PM, ET
Price: $169*
CLE Credit: 1.5-2 CLE Credits

  • Indemnification Agreements
    • May a company be indemnified for its own negligence?
  • Additional Insured Coverage
    • How does a company become an additional insured?
    • What is the scope of additional insured coverage?
    • Who pays the deductible?
    • Is there insurance coverage for contractual indemnity agreements?
  • Assumption of Liability
    • How does it differ from an indemnity agreement?
    • Does it survive a bankruptcy?

3:30 Question and Answer Session

3:40 Adjourn

Faculty
Timothy Delahunt, Esq., Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP, Buffalo, NY
Scott Godes, Esq., [formerly] Counsel Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Washington, DC
Adam Shienvold, Esq., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Harrisburg

Register Now!

Click to Register.

*This is valid for only one connection per firm/company location. Multiple attendees can listen in to the conference on that one connection for no additional charge (an additional CLE fee of $25 per additional listener will apply for those pursuing CLE credit, names required in advance). If more than one connection is used, you will be billed after the conference $169 per each additional connection used.

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. 2011.

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

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Interested in learning more about insurance for technology firms’ outsourcing relationships?

Julie Davis of Risk Communities asked me to speak with her again about insurance coverage issues for high tech firms.  In this video, we talk about insurance coverage for outsourcing relationships, particularly for technology firms.  Here is how Risk Communities described the video interview:

The technology industry is rich in its outsourcing relationships.  The industry outsources R&D, manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics, product servicing and more.

Due to changes in the economy, many technology firms are in the process of reviewing and re-evaluating their outsourcing contracts.  RiskCommunities had the opportunity to interview counsel, Scott Godes, [formerly] Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Washington D.C. on risks associated with outsourcing.

The full video interview, on risk management and outsourcing risks for technology firms, can be found at:  http://youtu.be/K1BEz8zPSME

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. 2011.

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