Walter Andrews, Andrea DeField and Sima Kazmir
Because the market is rapidly changing, policyholders should not expect that they’ll be offered the same coverage at renewal. Policyholders should start their renewal process earlier going into this year’s renewal so they have time to analyze new pricing, as well as new endorsements that may limit coverage and consider alternative forms, insurers, and policies to maximize coverage.
Michael A. Sirignano
During the past year, there were important government reports examining the defrauding of health insurance programs, new trends and government initiatives relating to fraud, and insurance fraud cases involving significant numbers of defendants. When added together, it is not difficult to understand why insurance fraud remains such a key area of focus for government officials, carriers and attorneys.
Commercial insurance prices are rising as increased costs from climate change, the supply chain crisis and inflation take hold, Westchester, a commercial property, and casualty insurance underwriter, said in a new report.
Stephen Masciocchi and Tina Van Bockern
In a recent case, the Tenth Circuit joined other circuits in holding that government closure orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic do not trigger insurance coverage for loss of business income, reasoning that the temporary inability to use property caused by COVID shutdown orders doesn’t involve a covered physical loss of property.
Securing cyber insurance is becoming more difficult. Law firms are facing insurance carriers that are placing a heavier emphasis on proactive cybersecurity measures, dropping clients, and even exiting the cyber insurance space when the risk outweighs the premium.
J. Andrew Moss, David M. Cummings and Jessica E. Gopiao
In light of the ever-growing ransomware threat, it is important to understand the developing legal and regulatory landscape in order to take the proper steps at the first sign of an attack, including getting the insurance company involved immediately.
Ann E. Ryan and Adrienne B. Koch
First in series of articles that will examine specific aspects of the COVID shift in which commercial lease negotiations are seeking protection against unlikely events. Part 1 focuses on casualty provisions.
John Palmeri, Danielle Gardiner and Carlos Rivera
The surge in ransomware attacks has made familiarity with the provisions of cyber insurance essential for professionals in the entertainment industry, which is among prime targets of ransomware operatives.
A look at the main software and application categories that increased during remote work and the vast implications for user privacy, corporate cybersecurity and cyber insurance.
Scott R. Lippert and Darcy Baboulis-Gyscek
Only a handful cases have addressed force majeure clauses in commercial real estate agreements in the wake of the pandemic, which has produced conflicting views as to whether performance was excused.