Wednesday, November 22, 2017
   
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Perhaps D&O Investigation Coverage Is Worth the Price

It is time for corporate insureds to reevaluate whether they need to add entity coverage to their D&O insurance programs for SEC and other administrative investigations.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of a D&O carrier, finding no coverage under Colorado law for legal fees and expenses associated with a pre-Wells Notice SEC investigation of the insured organization.

In MusclePharm Corp. v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., Case No. 16-1462 (10th Cir. Oct. 17, 2017), the court issued an unpublished decision in which it decided the SEC’s investigation leading up to its issuance of a “Wells Notice” to the plaintiff did not fall under the policy definition of “claim” because it did not allege a “wrongful act” during the policy period.

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2018 Edition of Amy Stewart’s ‘Texas Insurance Coverage Litigation’ Now Available

The 2018 edition of “Texas Insurance Coverage Litigation: The Litigator’s Practice Guide” by Dallas lawyer Amy Elizabeth Stewart of Amy Stewart Law is now available for purchase. The 2018 edition includes updates on the rapidly evolving area of cyber insurance, as well as an expanded section on commercial general liability policies. 

Click here to order the book.

“Texas Insurance Coverage Litigation” provides legal analysis, practical tips, and annotations specific to practicing before Texas courts and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, including a focus on third-party liability policies. It also includes a valuable set of forms for use in drafting pleadings and other legal documents.

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Amy Stewart Law Receives Best Law Firms Tier 1 Ranking in Insurance Law

Insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law has been recognized for the firm’s expertise in Insurance Law with a Dallas-Fort Worth Tier 1 Metropolitan ranking on the 2018 Best Law Firms list published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

This recognition is based on client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading industry attorneys and information provided by law firm submissions.

“Best Law Firms” status is awarded to firms with the highest overall score based on U.S. News/Best Lawyers’ research for each practice area.

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Amy Stewart Law is a boutique law firm that represents policyholders in insurance coverage litigation and bad faith, with an emphasis in directors & officers liability, cyber insurance, fiduciary liability, professional liability and other specialty liability coverages.


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  • policy interpretation & analysis
  • insurance review & planning advice
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