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Join us on February 28 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific for this complimentary program, hosted by our friends at Propel Insurance. The presenters will educate attendees on their rights and responsibilities when it comes to the lien process.

For some time now, merger-objection and acquisition-objection litigation against buyers of companies have been on the rise. In years past, these cases often settled for not much more than additional-disclosure agreements and reimbursement of plaintiffs’ attorney fees. Some settlements, however, have involved substantial financial payments to the acquisition- and/or merger-objecting plaintiffs to resolve their inadequate-consideration, also known as “bump up,”

Insurance applications are emerging as the first place insurers look to deny coverage. These often-contentious coverage fights are avoidable and, given their increasing frequency, emphasize the need for risk managers and brokers to put renewed focus on the application process. We hope you will join us on Tuesday May 23 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific.Our program will address emerging trends, practical advice, and key

What Are PFAS?
Per-and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS)—ominously described by some as “forever chemicals” and others as the “mother of toxic torts”—are becoming common household words. As Miller Nash’s Environmental Team explained, PFAS are a group of long-lasting chemicals that are present in everything from cookware to food packaging to firefighting foam and in the blood of 97% of Americans. Exposure

What Are “Take-Home COVID” Claims?
“Take-home COVID” claims are claims brought against an employer by the spouse or child of an employee who caught COVID-19 in the workplace and brought it home, infecting a spouse or child and causing injuries. These claims are controversial because employees that are injured in the workplace are generally prohibited by workers’ compensation laws from

A version of this article was originally published in Law360.
Fortuity is the hallmark of liability insurance, incorporated into insurance policies through the definition of “occurrence.” California law adds an additional layer of complexity to the typical occurrence requirement in Section 533 of the California Insurance Code, which prohibits coverage for an insured’s wilful acts. Recently, California courts had the

As an update to our blog post on June 2, 2021, the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed an Oregon court’s ruling that a venue clause in a Chinese liability policy required that a coverage dispute between an additional insured and Zurich will have to be litigated in China.
In this case, JPaulJones (JPJ) contracted with a Chinese firm to manufacture products

Cyber incidents are increasing in frequency and severity across all businesses and industries. As the saying goes, it’s not a matter of IF but WHEN an incident will occur. In this webinar we will explore ways that you can manage the impact by properly preparing for and responding to a cyber-incident, including the role of insurance coverage (cyber- and otherwise)