Assignment of Benefits, Part 4: Colorado

The requests from our readers keep coming and in this week’s installment of my blog series on Assignments of Benefits (“AOBs”) we will be discussing the applicability and validity of AOBs in Colorado. In Parrish Chiropractic Centers, P.C. v. Progressive Casualty Insurance Company,1 the Supreme Court of Colorado outlined the law concerning AOBs: Contract rights generally are assignable, except where assignment is prohibited by contract or by operation of law or where the contract involves a matter of personal trust or confidence. View Full Post
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Failure to Disclose Untimely Filings On Policy Application Voided the Policy

By | Executive Summary Blog | February 16, 2017
The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, applying New Jersey law, has held that an insured attorney’s failure to disclose on an insurance application an appeal filed late and a lawsuit filed outside of the statute of limitations constitutes a material misrepresentation warranting a default judgment voiding the policy.  View Full Post
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Insurance Industry Exploration of Blockchain Expands

By | It Pays to Be Covered | February 16, 2017
Insurance Industry Exploration of Blockchain ExpandsThe insurance industry’s exploration of blockchain-based solutions continues to expand, potentially impacting future policies available to commercial policyholders. The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i), an industry consortium tasked with exploring the potential uses of distributed ledger technology, also known as blockchain, expanded to 15 members last week. View Full Post
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Cozen O’Connor Says: “Are Attorneys’ Bills Privileged Once Litigation Ends – California Supreme Court Says No in ACLU Litigation?”

By | GlobalTort | February 16, 2017
For persons and entities involved in mass tort claiming and litigation with insurance companies and/or other payors, there’s a new and potentially notable ruling about access to past bills for legal work. The ruling is described in a February 14, 2017 article at JD Supra by Cozen O’Connor.   View Full Post
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Are Unauthorized Tenant Property Alterations Covered Under a Landlord’s Property Insurance Policy?

Are a tenant’s unauthorized renovations to landlord property covered under a landlord’s property insurance policy? The outcome likely depends on how the issue is framed. To assist public adjusters and policyholder advocates, this blog is intended to help properly frame the issues to demonstrate why a landlord’s claim for property damage arising from a tenant’s unauthorized renovations should be covered under a commercial owner’s first-party property insurance policy. View Full Post
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Bainbridge Island Stormy Winter Insurance Claims- Eagle Harbor Insurance Has the Answers !

By | Eagle Harbor Insurance Blog | February 15, 2017
A question clients always ask during this stormy time of year : If a tree falls on my house, does my homeowners insurance cover us? If a neighbors tree falls on my house, am I still covered and who is responsible? … If you are insured on any H0-3 or H0-5, both standard homeowners forms, the answer is yes you are covered. View Full Post
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Hunton Lawyers Discuss Cybersecurity Insurance Requirements for Technology Transactions

As posted earlier today on the Hunton Retail Law Resource blog, Hunton insurance lawyer Michael S. Levine, along with Hunton colleagues Randy S. Parks and Keith Voorheis, discuss five tips to consider when thinking about what cybersecurity insurance requirements you need in your technology transactions. View Full Post
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Latham’s Commentary On UK Developments: “Reserving Privilege for the Few”

By | GlobalTort | February 15, 2017
Latham’s Commentary On UK Developments: “Reserving Privilege for the Few” Claims for legal advice privilege are becoming more difficult and narrower in the EU, according to a February 10, 2017 article published at JD Supra by Latham & Watkins. The article is: Reserving Privilege for the Few: The High Court Confirms the Narrow Interpretation of “Client” for the Purposes of Legal Advice Privilege. View Full Post
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