ASCE Risk Management Resources

Litigation Holds: Engineers May Have a Duty to Preserve Documents and Other Potential Evidence Prior to the Initiation of a Lawsuit

Posted on 11/6/2017 by ASCE Insurance in Documentation Engineers Insurance

By Terri L. Stough, Esq.

Compliance with a "litigation hold" generally means preservation of certain documents which may be relevant to a lawsuit. When a litigation hold is in place, parties must suspend their routine destruction of documents and preserve all documents for examination by another party.

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Claims Retrospective: Subrogation Demystified

Posted on 6/15/2017 by ASCE Insurance in Claims Engineers Insurance

Meticulous Engineer was hired to do the calculations for the demolition plans in connection with the renovation of Old Warehouse. The drawings indicated that part of Old Warehouse was to be demolished and a small addition was to be added to the remaining part of Old Warehouse. Unfortunately, Destroy Contractors, the demolition contractor, did not follow the demolition plans, causing a collapse to part of Old Warehouse that was intended to be restored and reused.

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Getting to Know Your Retroactive Date

Posted on 12/17/2015 by ASCE Insurance in Claims Coverage Insurance

There are typically two initial timing requirements that must be met in order for there to be a potential for coverage under your professional liability (PL) insurance policy.1 The first requirement is that the claim must be first made (i.e., received by the insured) during the coverage period.

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How to Avoid Uncovered Exposure

Posted on 10/15/2015 by ASCE Insurance in Claims Liability Coverage Insurance

Almost all professional liability (PL) insurance policies are written on a claims-made basis. It is important to understand the claims-made nature of your PL policy, as it is a fundamental aspect of your insurance coverage.

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