Topic: New York Developments

Reminder: Key Provisions of New York’s Sexual Harassment Law Take Effect Today

New York State and New York City recently passed several anti-harassment laws in the wake of the #MeToo movement that will soon require employers to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all workers, distribute a comprehensive sexual harassment prevention policy, and update their form employment contracts and settlement agreements.

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S.D.N.Y. Opinion Supports Right to Recover Reinsurance Damages and Interest Dating Back to Terrorist Attacks in 9/11 Litigation

A recent S.D.N.Y. opinion authored by Judge Daniels, IN RE: TERRORIST ATTACKS ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, 2018 WL 3323159, in an ongoing multidistrict litigation, concluded that reinsurer-plaintiffs seeking to recover damages from aiders and abettors of the 9/11 terrorists are entitled to recoup amounts paid under reinsurance contracts. 

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NY DFS Cybersecurity Compliance Certificate Required Today; Additional Requirements Looming

As previously warned here, February 15, 2018 is the first annual deadline for individuals and companies licensed or otherwise authorized under the New York Insurance, Banking and Financial Services laws (defined as Covered Entities) to certify compliance with the Cybersecurity Regulation of the New York Department of Financial Services, unless an exemption applies.

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Cybersecurity Reminder and Heads Up from NY DFS: File Cybersecurity Reg Compliance Certificates, and Prepare for Cybersecurity Questions in Exams

A press release issued by the New York Department of Financial Services on January 22, 2018 found here reminds Covered Entities (including banks, insurers and producers, and others regulated by DFS) of their obligation to file a compliance certificate under the new, New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulation on February 15, 2018.

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New Insurance Platforms Arguably Require Producer Licenses

New York Associate Zachary Lerner authored a Law360 article on commission sharing, referral fee and producer licensing issues.  Within the article, Mr. Lerner identifies important issues for insurers and producers to consider, both in the admitted and surplus lines insurance markets, with respect to the sharing of commissions and whether proper licenses should be obtained in light of the NAIC’s recent comments regarding Lemonade Insurance Company’s application-based platform. The complete Law360 article is available here (subscription may be...

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