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Recent Articles

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 identification. The Marriott International data breach case study provides lessons learned in preparing for a proactive data security strategy, adapting to cyber threats, and responding to vulnerabilities for a company of any size operating anywhere in the world. 

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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
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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

Regulation Best Interest: Higher Standards for Broker-Dealers, Strengthened Protections for Investor

On June 5, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved a new regulation…

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When “Going Green” Isn’t Attractive – MD Court of Special Appeals Determines HOA Architectural Commi

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals provides helpful guidelines to homeowners and HOAs in addressing…

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Regulation Best Interest: Higher Standards for Broker-Dealers, Strengthened Protections for Clients

In June, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted a new regulation, Regulation…

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The Requirements and Impact of the Insurance Data Security Model Law

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recommended that states pass the Insurance Data…

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SEC Imposes New Requirements for Brokers and Advisers in Adoption of Regulation Best Interest

On June 5, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the Regulation Best Interest,…

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