Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Well, how can I not comment on this, given the focus of both this blog and my practice? The Second Circuit was just presented with the question of whether an insurer has to provide a defense to a company and its officer, under the employee benefits liability portion of a policy, for an ERISA claim

You know, this is actually of more personal interest to me than it is probably of importance to insureds, insurers and their lawyers with regard to determining whether a duty to defend exists in a given case. That is because the rule reflected in the case I am about to tell you about is sensible

I made a prediction some years ago – long before I had a blog on which to note such things – that the rise of employment practices liability insurance (commonly known as EPLI), which covers employment related claims, would eventually transform the market for employment law services, moving it further away from a traditional corporate