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Enforcing insurance coverage for intellectual property claims

Because most people think that insurance law is about as exciting as watching grass grow, I try to be somewhat entertaining in these posts. Probably I usually fail, but at least I keep myself amused. If there’s one thing that we wannabe comedians hate, though, it’s being upstaged. I was recently reading a decision from … Continue Reading

The “reasonable expectations” doctrine in insurance coverage

There’s a very true old quote about interpreting insurance policies that I (and other policyholder lawyers) like to cite.  It goes: “Ambiguity and incomprehensibility seem to be the favorite tools of the insurance trade in drafting policies. Most are a virtually impenetrable thicket of incomprehensible verbosity…The miracle of it all is that the English language … Continue Reading

Insurance Coverage for Employee Theft

Sadly, it’s a scenario I’ve seen far too many times in the past 30 years of doing insurance coverage work. A trusted employee in the bookkeeping or accounting department isn’t properly supervised or audited, and begins siphoning off cash to support gambling debts, a drug habit, or expensive tastes.  Sometimes, the employee starts taking cash … Continue Reading
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