The short answer, as many attorneys well know, is “Of course.” This is America. And as wonderful as it is to live and work in this country, it is also an easy place to be sued. For example, we all know about frivolous lawsuits connected to closed real estate transactions....
It is difficult to do much business in the current environment without taking advantage of some of the conveniences afforded by technology. As businesses expand the use of time saving and efficiency-improving devices, those involved in organized crime are doing the same.
We frequently see policies going into cancellation for failure to make the scheduled payments. For those of you who have a professional liability policy, this is a serious issue, and it is critical that you understand the impact it may have on you and your business.
The retroactive date on your policy specifies the earliest point in time that your insurance policy will provide coverage. This is also known as your prior acts coverage. Your professional liability policy is written on a claims made basis including
Some recent inquiries have made us aware that it may be time to review the nuances of claims-made policy forms once again. Here is how Occurrence Policies respond to claims, as opposed to how claims-made policies respond. It is important to understand the differences. Occurrence Policies This is the insurance coverage form with which most people are familiar. Most Homeowner, Auto and Commercial General Liability policies are written on an “occurrence” basis. Coverage is triggered
There are several different types of insurance agents, divided between independent agents and captive agents, and divided into groups based on the type of insurance being sold. There is tremendous value brought to the consumer in the relationship with an independent insurance agent. Independent agents, like ourselves, represent a large group of companies. This allows us to provide the best rates and coverage available to all our clients. Upon reviewing
What It Is Employment Practices Liability Insurance, also known as EPLI, provides protection to employers against claims made by employees for allegations such as discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and negligent violation of federal and state employment laws. Why You Need It The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) handles complaints and enforces the protections provided under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
When receiving a carrier’s quote, inevitably the question is asked “is it admitted or non-admitted?” We always ask it, but do we really understand what the differences are between admitted and non-admitted carriers? And do we know what happens when admitted v. non-admitted carriers go into liquidation? And most importantly, what should the client know? The designation of an insurance company by a state’s Insurance Commissioner as “admitted” may seem to give the company a stamp of authority, however, this designation is
Preventing Mortgage Fraud – and the Subsequent Claims In our Professional Liability department, we have seen the lasting impact the continued weakness of the real estate market has had on our many Title Industry Errors and Omissions clients. While there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel (finally!), the long term impact on the underwriting of these policies will be felt for a long time. Many of our insured attorneys...
As consumers in a distressed economy, we have all found, and continue to search for, ways to cut costs and save money. Prior to spending a hard earned dollar, we take a closer look at the value of what it is we are purchasing. When it comes to your insurance needs, determining the value of the product and service you are receiving versus the cost can be difficult. A couple examples to consider: • Over the past several years, as E&O premiums have continued to increase,