Thomas S. Novak

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

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Insurance Coverage & Recovery

Watch the Gap: Delegating M&A insurance issues to a broker is risky business

Your company has announced a transaction whereby it will either sell a substantial portion of its assets, merge with or have its stock acquired by another company. As in-house counsel for the seller, you become consumed in responding to due diligence requests by the purchaser, producing customer...

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When Is A Claim Not A Claim? New York Courts Reject Insurers' Restrictive Interpretation Of "Claim" Seeking To Limit The Defense Obligation Of Director & Officer Liability Policies

Director and Officer ("D&O") liability insurance policies usually define "claim" such that all counts of a lawsuit constitute a single claim. D&O policies also contain various exclusions for certain types of claims such as contractual liability, unfair competition, antitrust, professional...

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New Jersey Appellate Division Broadly Construes "Ordinance Or Law" Endorsement Of An ISO Property Insurance Policy In Favor Of Coverage

In a ruling sure to be of interest to both corporate and individual policyholders, on October 6, 2009 the New Jersey Supreme Court denied certification of an insurer's petition to appeal a decision by the New Jersey Appellate Division. In a case of first impression in New Jersey, the Appellate...

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