Archive for December, 2011

Court Rules Against Insurers In D&O Policy

Court finds coverage for costs incurred by a special litigation committee, costs incurred in response to a subpoena, voluntarily incurred costs in response to informal requests from the Securi­ties Exchange Commission and the Attorney General, and costs of independent consultants. …

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Prior Owner May Have Liability, NY Court Rules

New York Court rules prior owner may have liability for slip and fall after title to property has passed under narrow exception to the general rule

Hawaii Supreme Court Decision

Hawaii Supreme Court states comparative negligence statute nullifies the common law tort defense barring recovery for plaintiffs injured by known or obvious dangers.

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Maine Supreme Court Ruling On Duty To Defend

Maine Supreme Court “adopts” a scenario where there is a duty to defend after it states “to determine whether an insurer has a duty to defend,

Businesses “Profit” From Employee Loyalty

“According to the American Society of Training and Development, it costs $56,000 to train, onboard, and fully enable a new employee. So it's not a stretch

Decision On Duty To Defend By Illinois Appellate Court

Illinois Appellate Court indicates a professional liability insurer owes a duty to defend an insurance agent accused of sending junk faxes in violation of the federal

Oregon Appellate Court Decision

Workers Compensation – Oregon Appellate Court concludes that, for the purposes of a workers compensation claim, a worker's "regular work" includes overtime that the worker works

Are Your Best People Leaving?

Are your best people planning to quit? Jeff Haden writes, “Sometimes great employees leave because you can’t afford to pay them more and they can earn

Make Learning Moments Part Of Your Culture

Knowledge transfer is important to both the transferee as well as the transferor! “We’re always learning, whether we think so or not – even in those

Irene Was Tropical Storm When It Made Landfall In NJ

Irene was a tropical storm — not a hurricane — when it made landfall in New Jersey in August, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center have

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