Avoid Litigation in Multiple Forums – Check the Additional Insured Endorsement

R Thomas Dunn and Sheya Rivard | Pierce Atwood While lawyers often advise owner and contractor clients to obtain the additional insured endorsements, the certificate of insurance (COI) remains the most common form of proof provided on many construction projects. But the COI does not contain the language of the additional insured coverage, and it… Continue reading Avoid Litigation in Multiple Forums – Check the Additional Insured Endorsement

What Is Artificial Intelligence? Insurance Wants to Know

Michael S. Levine and Alex D. Pappas | Hunton Andrews Kurth It is no secret that insurance stakeholders are waiting with bated breath to see how the insurance industry will address the risks and opportunities posed by artificial intelligence (AI). As stakeholders consider various insurance products and their coverage for AI risks, the definition of… Continue reading What Is Artificial Intelligence? Insurance Wants to Know

Builder’s Risk Insurance For Construction Projects

Michael Iakovou and Olivia Piluso | KL Legal What is builder’s risk insurance? Builder’s risk insurance covers accidental losses, damages and destruction to property damages during construction operations. Under typical construction industry standards, either the owner or the contractor purchases builder’s risk coverage. The party that purchases the policy depends on who has the greater… Continue reading Builder’s Risk Insurance For Construction Projects

Impairing Your Insurer’s Subrogation Rights

David Adelstein | Florida Construction Legal Updates Liability insurance policies have a provision that allows them to subrogate to the rights of their insured. This provision is commonly referred to as a transfer of rights provision and reads: If the insured has rights to recover all or part of any payment we have made under this Coverage Part, those… Continue reading Impairing Your Insurer’s Subrogation Rights

A Guide to California’s Changes to Civil Discovery Rules

Amy Frerich and Michael Fullam | Lewis Brisbois California legislators have changed the rules of discovery in civil cases through the passage of amendments to Code of Civil Procedure sections 2016.090 and 2023.050, effective January 1, 2024. Section 2016.090 creates a new set of rules for civil litigators in cases filed on or after January… Continue reading A Guide to California’s Changes to Civil Discovery Rules

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