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Representations & Warranties Policies: A Coverage Primer

Representation and Warranties policies (R&W policies) insure representations made by a Seller to a Buyer in a merger or acquisition transaction, including those concerning financial statements, taxes, compliance with laws, material contracts, employee-related issues, intellectual property, operations-related issues, litigation, fundamentals, and environmental issues. Becoming common since 2014, with more than 20 insurers currently offering R&W policies, they implicate a variety of coverage issues due to their uniqueness in both the insurance industry and in their reflection of the specific deals for which they are purchased. 

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New Standards Under Maryland’s Public Adjuster Act

Maryland has implemented new standards for public adjusters that will be applied and enforced by the Maryland Insurance Administration. 

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Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals Observes Key Distinctions Between Examinations Under Oath and Depositions

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals observed in Dolan v. Kemper Independence Ins. Co. the distinctions between an Examination Under Oath (“EUO”) and a deposition, strongly affirming that in addition to one deposition a party can generally conduct in litigation, an insurer can also conduct one or more EUOs because they serve vastly different puposes and are governed by different sets of rules. 

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Judge awards $0 after Plaintiffs’ counsel seeks $1.1 million in attorneys’ fees after winning bad faith case

In a scathing, 100-page opinion from the The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Court reiterated that the decision whether to assess attorneys’ fees, costs, and interest under the Pennsylvania bad faith statute is completely within the discretion of the trial court. The court noted that although it may assess attorneys' fees upon a finding of bad faith, it is not required to do so and the party seeking attorneys’ fees bears the burden of demonstrating the reasonableness of the fees, thus denying any fee award after plaintiffs' counsel petitions for $1.1 million in attorneys' fees. 

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Past Articles

Representations & Warranties Policies: A Coverage Primer

Representation and Warranties policies (R&W policies) insure representations made by a Seller…

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Reported Data Breaches Involving Maryland Residents on the Rise

Data breaches continue to occur on a spectrum of small to significant scale that can affect businesses…

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Maryland Takes on the SEC in Debate Over Fiduciary Standard of Care

The Maryland legislature may soon be considering legislation that would require Maryland-licensed…

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Baltimore City Increases Recordation & Transfer Taxes for Some Real Estate Transactions

In a bid to provide a reliable source of funding for an affordable housing trust, Baltimore City Council…

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Preparing, Adapting and Responding to Cyber Incidents: Marriott International Case Study

Cybersecurity is an issue that every company, of every size, must address as part of standard risk…

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