19 01, 2023

ESG, BIPA and COVID Claims and EPLI Coverage Issues

By |2023-01-12T09:46:10-06:00January 19, 2023|@PLUS, EPLI|0 Comments

ESG claims not only include those related to climate and corporate governance, but also include employment issues such as pay equity, workplace diversity, discrimination and harassment. COVID claims are expansive and often include a failure to comply with various federal and state leave laws, as well as workplace safety issues, work-from-home issues, and requests for reasonable accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Invasion of privacy claims brought by employees, under statutes such as the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (“BIPA”), are on the rise, and can include allegations regarding the collection, storing and dissemination of employee biometric information such as [...]

12 01, 2023

Discovery Rule Still Rules in Legal Malpractice Actions

By |2023-01-03T09:15:57-06:00January 12, 2023|@PLUS, General Risk Management, PL Insurance|0 Comments

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently reiterated the long-prevailing discovery rule applicable to legal malpractice actions in Pennsylvania. In Nupson v. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP, Bruce A. Rosenfield and Blank Rome LLP, 2022 WL 4635943 (E.D. Pa., Sept. 30, 2022), Judge Alejandro dismissed the plaintiff’s untimely 2018 claims for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty against her former counsel based upon conduct which had occurred 15 years prior, in 2001 through 2003. Pennsylvania follows the “occurrence rule” with respect to the tolling of the statute of limitations in legal malpractice actions – [...]

9 01, 2023

Executive Summary: The Betterley Report’s Employment Practices Liability Insurance Market Survey 2022

By |2023-01-12T09:49:31-06:00January 9, 2023|@PLUS, EPLI|0 Comments

The Betterley Report’s EPLI Market Survey 2022 provides 74 pages of company comparison charts. The Report also provides an update on rate trends and highlights the select classes of businesses and locales that are seeing the biggest increases in pricing. Additionally, the survey highlights three “problem areas” for EPLI claims and discusses how various insurers are responding. Also, the Report includes detailed comparisons for each insurer, their market focus, coverage wording, extensions, capacity, and risk management services. You can read the executive summary in PDF form below and you can find additional report highlights and order the full report here. [...]

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