Robert D. Chesler

Anderson Kill

Contact Info

Recently by Robert D. Chesler


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...

Read More

Bringing Home the Bacon - Emerging Issues in Food Insurance Law: Understanding the essentials of food contamination insurance

Outbreaks of food contamination, most recently Chipotle’s E. coli outbreak, garner not only media attention but also a flood of class actions, shareholder derivative suits and criminal investigations. Contaminated food has also produced an unprecedented wave of product recalls, some of which...

Read More

Insurance Coverage & Recovery

Second Circuit: D&O Insurance Covers Subpoenas, Special Litigation Committees And Independent Consultants

Policyholders were recently granted a sweeping victory on critical issues of insurance coverage for subpoenas and securities-related costs in the Second Circuit's MBIA Inc. v. Federal Insurance July 1, 2011, opinion. Perhaps most importantly, the court resolved in MBIA's favor the long-...

Read More

2010 Developments In D&O Law

The current financial crisis has yielded an ever-increasing number of claims against directors and officers and the companies for which they work. But when these individuals and companies turn to their D&O policies for protection, all too often their insurers run for cover and away from...

Read More

The Year's Worst Insurance Coverage Decision: Second Circuit Denies Coverage Because Of Late Notice

In Quanta Specialty Lines Insurance Co. v. Investors Capital Corp. , No. 10-0219-cv, 2010 WL 4608763 (2d Cir. Nov. 16, 2010), the Second Circuit affirmed a troubling decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, No. 06 Civ. 4624 (PKL), 2009 WL 4884096 (S.D.N....

Read More