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Insurance

Only You Can Prevent Forest Fire Insurance Headaches

The wildfires that devastated California this past fall caused between $9 billion and $13 billion worth of damage, according to various estimates. About 2,000 businesses suffered losses from the Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires, according to California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Beyond those that suffered property damage or were directly in the path of destruction, many other businesses were doubtless affected. After any high-impact disaster, the economic ripples spread wide.

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Insurance

Targeted Discovery in Arbitration Disputes Involving Representations and Warranties Insurance

As mergers and acquisitions worldwide exceed $3 trillion annually, the market for representations and warranties insurance has accelerated. The insurance is designed to protect against the breach of a representation or warranty in an M&A transaction, and is seen as a way to facilitate...

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Insurance

New GDPR Law Triggers New Risks – and a Panoply of Coverage Issues

Daniel J. Healy of Anderson Kill's cyber insurance recovery practice sorts out the complex coverage issues raised by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, has arrived with much ado. So far, however, there has...

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Supreme Court Upholds Employers’ Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Barring Class Actions

On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court handed down a pivotal decision in the arena of employment law, ending the uncertainty over the enforceability of mandatory arbitration agreements barring class actions. The Supreme Court ruled that an employee who enters into an arbitration agreement...

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Investigations

Faced with a #MeToo Claim? Hire an Outside Investigator

The #MeToo movement has changed the framework for companies faced with sexual harassment claims. The revelations of 2017 have unleashed a flood of internal and external complaints of sexual harassment and sexual hostile work environments. Companies need to develop new rapid-response reflexes. In...

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Litigation

Battle Lines Drawn Over Coverage For Opioid Litigation

Opioid producers and distributors have turned to their insurance companies for relief from litigation, triggering a fierce fight. The pharmaceutical industry is under siege by opioid litigation. Opioid producers and distributors are the targets of dozens of suits brought by states and...

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