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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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Insurance Coverage & Recovery

Tide Turns on Phantom Exclusion

“Final adjudication” undermines the insurance industry’s disgorgement defense.  For decades, the protection provided by directors and officers (D&O) and errors and omissions (E&O) professional liability insurance policies has been weakened by insurance companies...

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Labor & Employment

Managing the Risk of Employee Claims

The #MeToo movement has naturally caused many companies to make greater efforts to prevent and police sexual harassment in the workplace. Protecting employees from any form of sexual misconduct, harassment and even violence should undoubtedly be the primary goal of these efforts. Even so, there...

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FinTech

Blockchain: Beyond Bitcoin

The technology promises to streamline business processes—but companies need to understand its potential risks, as well. Blockchain has been described by some as a revolutionary technology that will fundamentally change how business is done. Others have likened it to the Dutch tulip craze or...

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Manufacturing | Maritime

Warehouse and Marine Coverage: When it comes to goods and cargo, it’s important to know your insurance benefits

For those who track cargo and warehouse theft, it’s no secret that electronics, computer components and designer brands are prime targets for theft. It’s also no secret that a good many thieves bring ingenuity to their craft. A shipping article from this summer noted that: “Last...

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This Is No Time to Stand Pat: As cyber threats morph, companies need to reassess their readiness, including their insurance protection

In the present environment, cyber risk management simply cannot stay static. Cyber risks continue to morph and vex organizations worldwide. Recent incidents represent a cross-section of nightmare scenarios for businesses, governments and others. They included a large insurance company’s $115...

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