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Written by Karen Jones on July 17th, 2018

How Advances in Medical Technology Are Impacting Insurance (Part 6)

As advancements in medical technology accelerate, the growth in associated insurance risks has more than kept pace. Medical device manufacturers and the medical profession are increasingly facing new, often unanticipated exposures in the quest to improve the lives of patients across the globe and the sector in general.

Firms: Wotton + Kearney
Services: Insurance Coverage
Regions: Asia/Pacific
Written by Karen Jones on July 16th, 2018

How Advances in Medical Technology Are Impacting Insurance (Part 5)

As advancements in medical technology accelerate, the growth in associated insurance risks has more than kept pace. Medical device manufacturers and the medical profession are increasingly facing new, often unanticipated exposures in the quest to improve the lives of patients across the globe and the sector in general.

Firms: Wotton + Kearney
Services: Insurance Coverage
Regions: Asia/Pacific
Written by Karen Jones on May 23rd, 2018

How Advances in Medical Technology Are Impacting Insurance (Part 4)

As advancements in medical technology accelerate, the growth in associated insurance risks has more than kept pace. Medical device manufacturers and the medical profession are increasingly facing new, often unanticipated exposures in the quest to improve the lives of patients across the globe and the sector in general.

Firms: Wotton + Kearney
Services: Insurance Coverage
Regions: Asia/Pacific
Written by Jonathan Meer on March 6th, 2018

The Secret Lives of Apps

Authored by Wilson Elser partner Jonathan Meer, this article appeared under its full title, “The Secret Lives of Apps: The impact on privacy and coverage concerns when it comes to data collection,” in the March 6, 2018, issue of CLM’s Professional Times and subsequently in the April issue of CLM Magazine. “Apps and their behind-the-scenes use of GPS, Bluetooth, and audio beacons make phones seem smarter," writes Jonathan, “but they have generated privacy issues regarding their collection of information. The evolution of lawsuits against companies and their technology partners have not only led to potential liability but also created questions pertaining to insurance coverage for such allegations.” This article explores related insurance exposures and their profound coverage implications.  

Firms: Wilson Elser
Services: Insurance Coverage
Regions: North America
Written by Andrew Moore on December 11th, 2017

Show me the money! The impact of securities class actions on the Australian D&O Liability insurance market.

Claims relating to securities class actions have had an adverse impact on the profitability and sustainability of the D&O class in Australia. Wotton + Kearney and global insurer and reinsurer XL Catlin are collaborating on a series of whitepapers designed to facilitate a comprehensive and informed discussion of how a sustainable future for this market can be achieved. 

This second installment in the series examines the impact of securities class action claims in the Australian D&O insurance market, both in a historical context and looking forward having regard to the current “pipeline” of active claims.  Unlike the vast majority of academic and legal literature on the topic, this clear and concise effort is accessible to underwriters, brokers and claims handlers and their clients. 

Firms: Wotton + Kearney
Services: Insurance Coverage
Regions: Asia/Pacific
Written by Hans Allnutt on November 14th, 2017

The New Oil and its Toxic Legacy under the General Data Protection Regulation

Authored and published by DAC Beachcroft, this report highlights the impending wave of compensation claims and regulatory fines across Europe under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),  including findings from an 18-month study with contributions from data protection experts across the 28 European Union member states. 

Firms: DAC Beachcroft
Services: Insurance Coverage
Regions: Europe
Written by Andrew Moore on November 10th, 2017

How Did We Get Here? The History and Development of Securities Class Actions in Australia

Claims relating to securities class actions have had an adverse impact on the profitability and sustainability of the D&O class in Australia.  Wotton + Kearney and global insurer and reinsurer XL Catlin are collaborating on a series of whitepapers designed to facilitate a more comprehensive and informed discussion of how a sustainable future for this market can be achieved. 

This first white paper in the series summarises the history of state-of-play of securities class actions.  Unlike the vast majority of academic and legal literature on this topic, it is prepared in a clear and concise manner which is readily accessible to underwriters, brokers, claims handlers and their clients.

The second and third (and final) white papers in this series will be released respectively later this year and early next. 

Firms: Wotton + Kearney
Services: Insurance Coverage
Regions: Asia/Pacific
Written by Karen Jones on November 5th, 2017

How Advances in Medical Technology Are Impacting Insurance (Part 3)

As advancements in medical technology accelerate, the growth in associated insurance risks has more than kept pace. Medical device manufacturers and the medical profession are increasingly facing new, often unanticipated exposures in the quest to improve the lives of patients and the sector in general, across the globe.

Firms: Wotton + Kearney
Services: Insurance Coverage
Regions: Asia/Pacific
Written by Kevin T. Kavanagh and Robert J. Taylor on September 28th, 2017

Claims and Concurrent Causation Issues in the Wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Under the doctrine of concurrent causation, a loss caused by multiple perils is recoverable when at least one peril is covered under the policy, even if multiple perils are excluded. Conversely, efficient proximate cause permits coverage only when a covered peril is the “leading” or “predominant” cause of the loss. Despite these important differences, which doctrine a jurisdiction employs may be inconsequential or immaterial if the jurisdiction views the doctrine as merely a default rule or if Valued Policy Laws may be invoked.

Firms: Wilson Elser
Services: Insurance Coverage
Regions: North America
September 19th, 2017

Insurance Market Conditions & Trends 2017/18

Among DAC Beachcroft’s flagship publications − and a staple of the insurance industry for more than a decade − the Insurance Market Conditions & Trends report provides insight and commentary on key issues that are likely to have the greatest impact on the insurance market over the coming year and beyond.

The 2017/18 report focuses on InsurTech, with in-depth analyses of autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence and blockchain. It concludes with summaries of the most significant legislative, judicial and other legal developments over the past 12 months. 

Firms: DAC Beachcroft
Services: Insurance Coverage
Regions: Europe