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Feb 28 2020

Insurance Law – 2/28/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney Partner Michael Aylward covers decisions from the Fifth and Eighth Circuits, California, New Jersey, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin courts, recent developments in the insurance industry and more.

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Feb 25 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 2/25/20

In the latest edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses a New Jersey federal court’s rejection of a bank’s claim for insurance coverage for a phishing attack, a recent decision regarding federal subject matter jurisdiction for a lawsuit alleging statutory violations under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a recently filed class action lawsuit arising out of a ransomware attack on a New Jersey healthcare provider, new guidance regarding password complexity, and more.

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Feb 21 2020

Insurance Law – 2/21/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses a surprising new opinion from the Wisconsin Supreme Court freeing liability insurers from a finding that they breached a duty to defend and must reimburse attorney's fees so long as they have followed the approved procedure and sought declaratory relief in the interim. This week's issue also considers a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling barred assignments to unlicensed public adjustments and a troubling new claims made "notice" ruling from the Ninth Circuit applying Washington law.

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Feb 14 2020

Insurance Law – 2/14/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses a new Eighth Circuit opinion restricting the scope of “business risk” exclusion in construction defect cases as well as a new Nebraska Supreme Court ruling concerning “household reduction” exclusions.

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Feb 11 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 2/11/20

In this edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses a class action lawsuit against the developer of a controversial facial recognition app, cyber threats against tax filers, the first CCPA lawsuit, a major breach that occurred when a laptop in the possession of a company’s vendor was stolen, and more.

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Feb 7 2020

Insurance Law – 2/7/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses an important new Delaware ruling denying coverage for intentional assaults as well as a ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court limiting the application of professional services exclusions you malicious prosecution claims.

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Jan 31 2020

Insurance Law – 1/31/2020

In this week’s issue, Morrison Mahoney Partner Michael Aylward discusses an interesting new pollution exclusion ruling for Texas, an Illinois Supreme Court ruling sustaining anti-stacking of Auto policy limits and a potentially consequential opinion from Maryland on the issue of whether ransomware attacks cause “direct physical loss.”

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Jan 28 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 1/28/20

In the latest edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses an insurance coverage dispute regarding a slowed computer system in the aftermath of a ransomware attack, a class action lawsuit against Six Flags based on the printing of too many debit card digits on the sales receipt, a joint statement issued by federal banking regulators regarding cyber risk amid heightened geopolitical tensions, and more.

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Jan 24 2020

Insurance Law – 1/24/2020

In this week’s issue of Insurance Law, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses an important new ruling from the Supreme Judicial Court upholding the right of “innocent co-insureds” to obtain coverage for losses caused by other insureds, as well as a landmark (but as yet unpublished!) decision from the California Court of Appeal discussing whether “Walker Process” claims arising out of fraudulent patent applications to the U.S. PTO may trigger “malicious prosecution” coverage.”

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Jan 17 2020

Insurance Law – 1/17/2020

In this week’s issue of Insurance Law, Morrison Mahoney partner Michael Aylward discusses an important new ruling from the New Hampshire Supreme Court that upheld a one year limitation period for first party claims and rejected an insured’s arguments of estoppel, and a Washington Supreme Court decision on a controversial 2019 case ruling that a certificate of insurance can confer coverage on third party even where no additional insured coverage was provided under the policy at issue.

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