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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.

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Join me at the 2012 NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum.

My good friends at HB Litigation Conferences present:

NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum
June 4-5, 2012| Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA

I’ll be a speaker on a panel discussing the “State of the Cyber Nation – Cases, Theories, and Damages”:

State of the Cyber Nation – Cases, Theories, and Damages
•Is actual harm still needed?
•Statutory framework – CMIA litigation, Video Protection Privacy Act, and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act
•Notable recent cases and their impact
•Current theories of liability and claims alleged
•How to present damages in this era
•How to minimize the chance of litigation after a breach and settlement opportunities
•More sophisticated defenses
•Identity Theft Restoration Act-suing hackers?  How federal courts may change the game
•Medical disclosure cases and how they fit into the mix
•Developments in insurance coverage for cyber and privacy risks

Theodore Kobus III, Esq., Baker & Hostetler LLP (Moderator)
John Mullen Sr., Esq., Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst, LLC
Scott Godes, Esq, [formerly] Dickstein Shapiro
Jamie Sheller, Esq.
, Sheller P.C.
Mark Camillo, Chartis Insurance
Ben Barnow, Esq., Barnow & Associates, P.C.

Take a look at the full agenda by clicking here.  And you can register online 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. 2011.

Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I was not 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.

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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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.

    Join me for the “Asbestos Insurance Litigation Conference.”

    On April 21, 2010, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Eastern), my friends at HB Litigation Conferences are hosting a live CLE : “Asbestos Insurance Conference.”  It is going to be a great event.  I’m going to be speaking at 11:30 am, presenting on a panel titled, “Revisiting Policy Limits.”  You can review the entire agenda by clicking here (PDF).  To find information on CLE credits, click here.

    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.

    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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    Join Me at the NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum!

    My good friends at HB Litigation Conferences present:

    The NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum
    June 7-8, 2010 | The Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

    I’ll be a speaker on a panel discussing insurance coverage for cyber risk and privacy issues.  Here’s the topic for my panel:

    Are You Covered When Hackers Get Through?

    • Does a company have coverage for data breaches?

    • Knowing your client and when to advise coverage

    • Advising clients who have been hacked

    • How to secure coverage for future incidents

    • Finer legal points of coverage-handling fines, penalties, and notice costs

    • Business interruption claims

    Moderator: Nicholas Economidis, Specialty Lines, Beazley Group, Philadelphia

    Scott Godes, Esq, [formerly] Dickstein Shapiro, Washington, DC

    Oliver Brew, Vice President of Technology, Media and Telecoms Underwriting, Hiscox USA, Westchester, NY

    Richard Bortnick, Esq., Cozen O’Connor, West Conshohocken, PA

    Take a look at the full agenda by clicking here.  And you can register online 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. 2010.

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