Child Sexual Abuse and Statute of Limitations Reform: An Ever-Evolving Landscape
BY: KRISTEN DRAKE Over the past several years, many school districts, youth-based organizations, religious institutions, and municipalities have enlisted PolicyFind’s Insurance Archaeologists to locate their lost liability policies. This sharp increase in the demand...
PFAS, Imminent National Standards, and the Value of Locating Old CGL Policies
The Biden-Harris Administration will be proposing the first-ever national standards for six (6) per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) or “forever chemicals”. Those who used or interacted with PFAS during their business operations and/or property ownership can face a variety of exposures due to PFAS – including product liability, bodily injury, and environmental cleanup claims. Policyholders should be ready to find and use their commercial general liability (CGL) policies written prior to 1986 to pay for the investigation, remediation and legal defense of PFAS.
California Bill Aims to End Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse
On February 6, just over a month after California’s Child Victims Act reviver statute ended, California Assembly member Dawn Addis and Senator Nancy Skinner introduced AB 452, the “Justice for Survivors Act”. While California’s Child Victims Act provided childhood...
New York Adult Survivors Act ‘Lookback Window’ Opens
New York Adult Survivors Act ‘Lookback Window’ Opened on November 24, 2022, to allow survivors who were adults (18 and older) at the time they were sexually abused and assaulted to sue their abusers – regardless of when the offenses occurred.
U.S. District Court Finds Absolute Pollution Exclusion Ambiguous; What This Could Mean for Dry Cleaners/Industrial sites in New Mexico
Case law could be poised to become more favorable for Policyholders in New Mexico who are facing challenges related to Environmental Liability.
U.S. District Court Finds Absolute Pollution Exclusion Ambiguous; Predicts New Mexico Supreme Court Will Follow Indiana Rule
U.S. District Court Finds Absolute Pollution Exclusion Ambiguous Predicts New Mexico Supreme Court Will Follow Indiana Rule