6 02, 2023

Trends & Challenges in the Environmental and Construction Professional Liability Space

By |2023-03-06T13:56:50-06:00February 6, 2023|@PLUS, A&E, Construction Professional Liability, Environmental Professional Liability, General Risk Management, Misc. Lines|0 Comments

The specialty lines insurance landscape is ever-changing. This is especially true for the environmental and construction-related professional liability marketplace, which is constantly bombarded by new regulations, policy changes and ongoing carrier reforms. The 2023 Market Update, which is issued annually by RT Specialty’s Environmental and Construction Professional (RT ECP) Practice recently highlighted the organization’s insights into the “state of the marketplace.” Highlighted are the latest trends and challenges influencing the terms and conditions of leading insurance products like: Contractors Pollution Liability (CPL) Pollution Legal Liability (PLL) General Liability / Pollution Legal Liability (GL/PLL) General Liability / Contractors Pollution Liability / [...]

5 01, 2023

Privette Doctrine: Not An Absolute Shield

By |2022-12-15T10:18:31-06:00January 5, 2023|@PLUS, A&E, E&O, General Risk Management, Misc. Lines|0 Comments

The "Privette Doctrine" is a well-accepted rule that has governed the liability of general contractors and property owners for workplace injuries suffered by a subcontractor's employee.  In Privette v. Superior Court (1993) 5 Cal.4th 689, the California Supreme Court held that “Generally, when employees of independent contractors are injured in the workplace, they cannot sue the party that hired the contractor to do the work.”  The rationale for this limitation was that the subcontractor's employee will usually be covered under the subcontractor's workers compensation policy. The courts have created various exceptions to this rule, including exceptions based on claims involving [...]

24 02, 2015

The Importance of a Specific Scope of Work for Design Pros

By |2015-02-24T13:25:39-06:00February 24, 2015|A&E, E&O, International Conference|0 Comments

From the 2014 PLUS Conference session "Top Ten Tips for Design Professionals," Kenneth J. Wittman (Dealey, Renton & Associations) and Wendy Testa, Esq. (Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker) discuss the importance of specificity in defining the scope of work on a project and the pitfalls of working outside of that definition. If you're into professional liability you won't want to miss the 2015 Professional Risk Symposium, April 28 and 29 in Atlanta. PLUS members can view this entire Conference session in the PLUS Multimedia Library.

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