Guest Post: SEC Enforcement Data: Midyear Review

By | The D&O Diary | May 24, 2017
skarzynski 1In the following guest post, Tammy Yuen and Ted Carleton of the Skarzynski Black law firm review and analyze the May 9, 2017 Cornerstone Research report entitled “SEC Enforcement Activity: Public Companies and Subsidiaries, Midyear FY 2017 Update” (here), which details the SEC’s enforcement activity during the first half of the current fiscal year. View Full Post
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Innocent Spouse Ability to Recover Policy Proceeds Following Arson

In Texas, unlike some states, courts assign a minor role to public policy when interpreting insurance policies. A good example is the treatment of an arsonist’s innocent spouse. As has been described earlier, the “arson defense” permits a carrier to avoid payment upon a showing that the policyholder intentionally created a loss. View Full Post
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Louisiana Native Scott Angelle to Head the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

By | Louisiana Law Blog | May 23, 2017
BSEE By Michael J. O’Brien Scott Angelle, a native of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, has been appointed by the Trump Administration to head the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (“BSEE”).  Mr. Angelle first held public office in the late 1980’s. He has since served as a Parish President, Secretary of Louisiana’s Department of Natural Resources, and, most recently, as Chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission. View Full Post
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Ensuring Equity in Private Equity Insurance Coverage: Hunton Attorneys Address Top 5 Coverage Issues for Private Equity Investors

Private equity investors face unique challenges when procuring or renewing their liability insurance programs. For example, investors typically must complete lengthy applications or sign warranty and representation letters from their prospective insurers that inquire into knowledge by any potential insured as to any acts or omissions that could potentially give rise to a claim. View Full Post
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Arizona Insurers Reminded to Provide Timely and Specific Notice of Coverage Changes

Last week, the Arizona Department of Insurance issued the first Regulatory Bulletin of 2017.1 The Bulletin reminded property insurance carriers that, pursuant to A.R.S. § 20-1677, they must provide their policyholders with written notice of premium increase, changes in deductible or reduction in limits or substantial reduction in coverage at least thirty days before the expiration date of the policy. View Full Post
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The Constitutional Challenge to Florida Unclaimed Property Law

Treasure chest on white. In 2016, the Florida legislature amended its unclaimed property law to require life insurance companies to conduct annual Death Master File (“DMF”) searches on active and terminated policies dating back to 1992. Fla. Stat, § 717.107.  One life insurer immediately filed suit against Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and the Florida Dept. View Full Post
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Upcoming Event – Policyholder Insurance Webinar Series – Flood Insurance for Lenders: ABCs of Flood Insurance Compliance

By | It Pays to Be Covered | May 22, 2017
webinarBradley’s Policyholder Insurance Group is pleased to present “Flood Insurance for Lenders: ABCs of Flood Insurance Compliance” as part of our ongoing Policyholder Insurance Webinar Series. This webinar will feature detailed information about flood insurance compliance presented by Bradley attorneys Katherine J. View Full Post
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