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 [...]

29 12, 2022

The Year in Review: Key Management and Professional Liability Decisions Issued in 2022

By |2022-12-15T16:07:13-06:00December 29, 2022|@PLUS, D&O, E&O|0 Comments

With the year wrapping up, it's the perfect time to review key insurance coverage decisions of 2022 and how they effect both insurers and policyholders. Listen to this on-demand webinar recording to hear how certain insurance coverage decisions issued in 2022 will impact perennial coverage disputes in the E&O and D&O coverage space in 2023 and beyond. Don't miss out on learning more about this topic. Login to the PLUS website and listen to the recording here. PLUS webinars and on-demand recordings are only available to PLUS members so if you haven't become a member yet you can do so [...]

15 12, 2022

Emerging E&O and Other Issues for Insurance Agents and Brokers in 2023 and Beyond 

By |2022-12-14T11:25:28-06:00December 15, 2022|@PLUS, E&O, General Risk Management|0 Comments

With brokers being viewed more and more as specialized experts, they are facing a host of risks, including traditional E&O risks arising out of failures to procure coverages that precisely address new and evolving risks, and/or failure to advise regarding insurance options, coverages and limits. Brokers are also facing risks presented by expanding notions of the universe of individuals and entities to whom they owe duties of care, risks presented by the provision of services by remote workers, and risks presented by their own utilization of technology to provide services and run their businesses. This webinar discussed the evolving risk [...]

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