SDV was founded more than 20 years ago with one mission: to level the playing field for insurance policyholders. Its singular focus on insurance coverage law and unwavering commitment to policyholders of all types have made it a leader in insurance litigation and risk management strategy. With a steadily growing team of experienced insurance coverage lawyers in regional offices across the country, SDV is the right choice for policyholders.

NEWS & IDEAS

Events

IFMA's World Workplace 2020 Conference & Expo

As the original all-encompassing learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them, World Workplace remains the gold standard in facility management education, knowledge exchange, career development and professional network building. Hosted by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), World Workplace facilitates idea sharing and best-practice exchange between all professionals who support the built environment.
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Events

IRMI Construction Risk [Virtual] Conference

This year''s Construction Risk [Virtual] Conference (CRC) is fully online, bringing the unparalleled educational content that''s made CRC the must-attend construction risk event for 40 years right to your home. Although different from the in-person experience, the virtual format offers you a host of unique benefits for a more convenient and affordable Conference.
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Events

2020 CLM Construction Conference

The CLM Construction Conference covers all aspects of insurance, risk, and claims management aspects of the insurance related to the construction industry. In addition to addressing construction defects and other hot topics, conference sessions will also address facets of construction site accidents/injuries, coverage issues, subcontractor issues, risk management, and new technologies.
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SDV Insights

Lucky No. 7: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Pro-Policyholder Decision Regarding Additional Insured Coverage for Upstream Parties

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a subcontractor's insurer was obligated to defend and indemnify the project owner's insurer for damages associated with the subcontractor's employee's personal injury lawsuit where the underlying complaint alleged negligence by the additional insureds. The case cements the notion that under Illinois law, one can significantly benefit from the facts presented in third party complaints as a basis for additional insured coverage.
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SDV Insights

Ten Clauses You Need in Your Insurance Exhibit

Although the Construction SuperConference has been canceled this year, Michael V. Pepe was recently featured in their construction monthly reader. Check out "Ten Clauses You Need in Your Insurance Exhibit," as he addresses insurance terms that are vital to construction contracts and subcontracts.
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Events

2020 Connecticut Legal Conference

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. This epidemic has sparked over 3,000 lawsuits throughout the nation against pharmaceutical companies, suppliers, distributors, and health care providers for their alleged role in contributing to the epidemic. With the targets of these lawsuits vigorously defending these suits, it was inevitable that complex insurance coverage issues would emerge.
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SDV Insights

Required Disclosures and Notifications of Employee COVID-19 Exposure

As businesses reopen amid rising COVID-19 cases, employers must navigate through the hurdles of maintaining a safe workplace during a pandemic.
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Events

Complexities of Builder's Risk Insurance Claims: Ownership of Policy, Amount and Type of Coverage

This CLE webinar will address the complexities of builder's risk insurance (BRI) coverage, including who should hold the policy (the owner or the contractor), how much coverage for property versus delay damage, and how to cover gross profits, loss of income and continuing expenses. Our panel will provide expert advice on how to evaluate policies considering pricing, location, environmental variables, and type of construction.
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MEET OUR TEAM

Hugh D. Hughes
Associate
Andres  Avila
Associate
Kerianne E. Kane
Associate
Cheryl L.  Kozdrey
Associate
Sarah M. Borrelli
Associate
Stephanie A. Giagnorio
Associate
Christine  Baptiste-Perez
Associate
Janie Reilly Eddy
Associate
Stacy M. Manobianca
Of Counsel
Ashley  McWilliams
Associate
Brian J Clifford
Associate
Ryan G. Nelson
Associate
Anna M. Perry
Associate
Richard W. Brown
Partner
Edwin L. Doernberger
Partner
Theresa A. Guertin
Partner
David G. Jordan
Partner
Gregory D. Podolak
Partner

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SDV is based in Connecticut, conveniently located between New York City and Boston, with regional offices in Florida and California to better serve our clients. We're ready to answer your questions and eager to assist you in developing solutions.