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Connecting The Risks: Electric Vehicles and Insurance

In an article that first appeared in Electric Light & Power, Hunton & Williams attorneys Sergio F. Oehninger and Paul T. Moura discuss the growing Electric Vehicle (EV) industry and the risks posed due to the consequential strain on the power grid. As they explain, demand and investment in EVs will likely spur greater demand … Continue Reading

Hunton Insurance Recovery Team Head Discusses Hurricane Losses

Hunton & Williams’ Insurance Recovery Team Head, Walter Andrews, was spotlighted in an article published in the Houston Chronicle last week regarding insurance for losses from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While the storms were devastating in their own unique ways – Harvey with extensive flooding; Irma with extreme wind and storm surge – both have … Continue Reading

Hunton Insurance Team Explains Why The First 60 Days Post-Irma Are Critical To Your Insurance Recovery

In an article published September 12, 2017 in South Florida’s Daily Business Review, Hunton & Williams insurance lawyers Walter Andrews and Andrea DeField explained why it is critical that policyholders act fast to maximize insurance recovery for their hurricane-related losses.  They also provided a checklist to guide policyholders through the claim process.  As Andrews and … Continue Reading

Update: College Football Games Cancelled Due to Hurricanes Re-Emphasize Importance of Event-Cancellation Insurance

In the wake of the continued aftermath from Hurricane Irma, Georgia Tech and Central Florida have decided to cancel their game, scheduled for this upcoming Saturday in Orlando. The cancellation joins a long and growing list of games cancelled due to hurricanes in recent weeks. Last weekend alone, Florida State and Louisiana Monroe; Miami and … Continue Reading

Hunton Insurance Lawyers Remind South Florida to Review Insurance Coverage Before Hurricane Irma

The National Hurricane Center calls Hurricane Irma a “potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane.” As the state of Florida begins evacuation procedures, Miami-based Hunton Insurance lawyers Walter Andrews and Andrea DeField provide commentary and analysis to the Daily Business Review on steps that South Florida insureds should take now in preparation for the impending storm. These … Continue Reading

Hunton Insurance Head Walter Andrews Comments on Medidata Coverage Win

Hunton & Williams insurance practice head Walter Andrews commented in a July 25, 2017, Law360 article concerning a New York federal court’s recent decision in Medidata Solutions, Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co., where the court found coverage for a $4.8 million “social engineering” loss that occurred after Medidata received fraudulent emails that caused accounting personnel … Continue Reading

Defense Of Hazing Claims Against College Student Covered Under Parents’ Homeowners’ Policy

Policyholders are often surprised to hear that their policies cover more than the run-of-the-mill claim. For example, a general liability policy may cover a cyber-related loss. See our prior post. As a more recent example, a federal court in South Carolina found that a parent’s homeowners’ policy obligated an insurer to defend a college student … Continue Reading

Digital Due Diligence: Hunton Attorneys Discuss Four Critical Questions To Ask When Evaluating Cyber Insurance Coverage

Cyber and crime insurance policies have been heavily recommended to address the growing prevalence and types of cyber risks. My colleagues Walter Andrews and Jennifer White recently authored an article appearing in Risk Management discussing how the purchase of cyber and crime insurance policies alone is not enough to successfully manage these risks. These policies … Continue Reading

Hunton Insurance Coverage Lawyer Andrea DeField Earns “Rookie of the Year” Honors At Miami Chamber of Commerce HYPE Awards

Earlier today, Hunton & Williams LLP insurance coverage lawyer Andrea DeFIeld was named “Rookie of the Year” by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce in their annual HYPE Awards ceremony.  The awards recognize Miami-Dade County’s brightest young professionals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their professions.  Andi certainly has done that, and much more, said … Continue Reading

Hunton Insurance Team Scores Win On Novel Issue Concerning SIR’s In Florida

On February 3, 2017, members of Hunton & Williams’ insurance group, led by Insurance Practice Head Walter Andrews, and firm associate Anna Lazarus, achieved a significant victory in the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, in Hillsborough County v. Star Insurance Co.  The 11th Circuit’s published opinion, available here, addressed an issue of first impression … Continue Reading

Insurance Practice Head Discusses Cyber Insurance For The Real Estate Industry

Hunton & Williams Insurance practice head, Walter Andrews, provides a brief, 5-minute overview, of why members of the real estate industry should be thinking about and obtaining appropriate cyber insurance protection for their real estate operations.  Mr. Andrews explains why cyber insurance is different from other insurance products and requires a careful examination of the … Continue Reading

Hunton Insurance Practice Head Walter Andrews Weighs In On Cases To Watch in 2017

Law360 sought the perspective of Walter Andrews, head of Hunton & Williams LLP’s insurance coverage practice, when collecting its list of cases to watch in 2017. Andrews identified a case pending with the Texas Supreme Court – USAA Texas Lloyds Co. v. Menchaca, which we reported on in October.  As Andrews explained to Law360, “If … Continue Reading

Hunton & Williams Insurance Team Relocates to Washington, DC

Hunton & Williams LLP’s insurance coverage counseling and litigation team has relocated its core group of lawyers to Washington from McLean, Va. Hunton’s Washington office is home to more than 150 lawyers and is the firm’s second-largest office. “The move is good for us and great for our clients,” says practice head Walter J. Andrews. … Continue Reading

Hunton Lawyers Author Daily Business Review Article, “After Matthew, The Insurance Storm Begins”

On October 7, 2016, an article by Hunton & Williams’ insurance lawyers Walter J. Andrews, Michael S. Levine and Andrea DeField, discussing insurance recovery options for those affected by Hurricane Matthew, was published in the Daily Business Review.  The full article is available here.  In the article, the authors discuss the types of coverage that … Continue Reading

Protecting Against Brexit Risks Facing Latin America Through Cross-Border Insurance

The United Kingdom’s recent vote to sever ties with the European Union will have global economic consequences. The ramifications of an EU economic retraction resulting from financial uncertainty will undoubtedly reach Latin America.  The cross-border insurance industry will likely not be spared.  Multinationals with local operations must be proactive to get ahead of the storm … Continue Reading

Hunton Insurance Practice Head Walter Andrews Quoted on Confusion to Result from Rapid-American Excess Exhaustion Decision

Hunton & Williams’ insurance practice head, Walter Andrews, was quoted in a Law360 article yesterday regarding the confusion that is likely to result from a federal bankruptcy judge’s decision in Rapid-American Corp. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Co., where the court concluded that a majority of excess insurers owe no coverage to Rapid-American Corp. for underlying asbestos … Continue Reading

FIFA’s D&O Insurer Cannot Kick Defense Coverage

Yesterday, a federal court found that FIFA’s D&O insurer is obligated to reimburse and advance legal costs for the defense of Eduardo Li, one of the defendants in the FIFA racketeering and fraud prosecution. Li v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, No. 15-cv-6099 (E.D.N.Y. Apr. 27, 2016). Li was the president of the Costa Rican … Continue Reading

Hunton Lawyers Analyze Insurance for Real Estate Liability Concerns

An article by Hunton lawyers Walter Andrews and Mike Levine, titled Insurance Planning for 2016: Top Ten Real Estate Liability Concerns, was recently published in the Spring 2016 issue of The Real Estate Finance Journal. The article addresses ten recurring liability concerns facing real estate professionals, investors, developers, lenders, owners and managers, and the associated … Continue Reading

Top Takeaways: Hunton & Williams LLP’s Focus on Cross-Border Insurance Coverage Issues for Policyholders

Globalization has inspired the development of cross-border business activities, as companies across several industries seek new markets for their goods and services.  The dynamic rewards have been accompanied by a corresponding increase in novel risks, and those who rely on traditional risk assessment mechanisms have often been left unnecessarily exposed.… Continue Reading

Judges – Not Juries – Award Attorney’s Fees In Virginia Bad Faith Cases

Judges – Not Juries – Award Attorney’s Fees In Virginia Bad Faith Cases, FC&S Legal November 10, 2015 In REVI, LLC v. Chicago Title Insurance Company, the Virginia Supreme Court held that a trial judge, rather than a jury, should determine whether an insured is entitled to attorney’s fees as a result of the insurer’s … Continue Reading

Tapping Corporate Predecessors’ Liability Insurance Policies Just Became Easier Following Fluor Ruling

Tapping Corporate Predecessors’ Liability Insurance Policies Just Became Easier Following Fluor Ruling, Westlaw Journal Insurance Coverage, volume 26, issue 2 October 15, 2015 In a landmark decision, the California Supreme Court on August 20, 2015, held that enforcing an anti-assignment clause in an insurance policy as a bar to coverage – where the assignment occurred … Continue Reading
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