If your company has suffered property damage or lost business as a result of recent catastrophic events – the extended closure of airspace due to volcanic ash from Iceland, the flooding of Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas, and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – help may be on the way. While some insurance
Insurance Coverage & Recovery
Recent Decisions Find In Favor of Insurance Coverage for “Blast Faxes”
Numerous class action suits have been brought over the past several years under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) against entities that fax unsolicited advertisements (so-called “blast faxes”) to individuals and businesses. Companies facing such suits in turn have sought insurance coverage under their comprehensive general liability (“CGL”) policies for costs incurred defending TCPA suits…
Data Breach Coverage: Underwriting at the Point of Claim?
The recently filed case of First Bank v. Federal Insurance Company reflects yet another financial services provider that was the subject of a data breach incident, and was forced into litigation with its insurers as a result. As detailed in our recent article, First Bank is not alone in having their insurance company…
Are Financial Institution Executives Becoming an Uninsurable Risk?
You may have noticed that premiums for Directors and Officers Liability (“D&O”) insurance are skyrocketing, largely as a result of the subprime lending crisis, stock market volatility, and the ensuing financial uncertainty. According to the American Banker, since 2008 D&O premiums, depending on the coverage type, have increased between 15% to 40% since last…
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Which among the following businesses are potentially subject to consumer financial services laws, rules, and regulations?
A. a retail clothing chain
B. a bank or mortgage company
C. an internet retailer
D. a fast food franchisor
E. all of the above
If you answered E, “All of the above,” you are CORRECT. However, many companies do not…