Michael Koblenz Quoted in The Real Deal

Partner Michael Koblenz, who represents the buyer in a real estate sale in the Hamptons, commented on the it in The Real Deal. He filed a complaint with the Department of State, alleging gross misrepresentation and exaggeration of the circumstances by the agent and...

Reinsurance Arbitration Awards — An Uphill Battle?

Maintaining Confidentiality When Petitioning for Relief in Court A long-running dispute between Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Company and one of its reinsurers, Everest Reinsurance Company, recently culminated in the unsealing of an award from an...

Same Virus, Different Outcomes

State and federal courts across the country are grappling with insurance coverage litigation, as insureds who suffered business losses due to government-mandated shutdowns look to their property insurers for relief. These cases present the following key issue for...

When Should Law Firms Notify Clients About Data Breaches?

Much has been written in recent years about lawyers’ duties to preserve the confidentiality of client information under the rules of professional conduct and to take reasonable precautions to strengthen cybersecurity in order to avoid data breaches.  Executing those...

Mountain Valley Indemnity Co. v. Hylton

Mountain Valley Indemnity Co. v. Hylton, 2020 NY Slip Op 34347(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Dec. 1, 2020) This case involved an insurance coverage dispute arising out of an underlying action for personal injuries allegedly sustained by the claimant when she tripped and fell on...

Downstairs Cabaret, Inc. v. Wesco Insurance Co.

Downstairs Cabaret, Inc. v. Wesco Insurance Co., 187 A.D.3d 1642 (4th Dep’t 2020) This appeal concerned whether an insurance policy includes coverage for actual loss of business income when the declarations do not contain a limit for such loss, and whether an insurer...

Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC v. Greenwich Insurance Co.

Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC v. Greenwich Insurance Co., Index No. 657246/2019 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Sept. 18, 2020) Nearly two years after it was sued in federal court in Maryland, the law firm Napoli Shkolnik reported the suit to its professional liability insurers, Greenwich...

Passport Resorts LLC v. AmRisc, LLC

Passport Resorts LLC v. AmRisc, LLC, H046354, 2020 WL 4932287 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 21, 2020) Mound Cotton prevailed on an appeal of the denial of a motion to compel arbitration. The insured operated a luxury hotel in Big Sur, California. In February 2017, severe...
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