Robert D. Chesler


  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
  • 2010 Developments In D&O Law
    Sunday, April 3, 2011
    The current financial crisis has yielded an ever-increasing number of claims against directors and officers and the companies for which they work. But when these individuals and companies turn to their D&O policies for protection, all too often their insurers run for cover and away from coverage. Consequently, D&O policyholders frequently find...
  • Monday, January 3, 2011
    In Quanta Specialty Lines Insurance Co. v. Investors Capital Corp. , No. 10-0219-cv, 2010 WL 4608763 (2d Cir. Nov. 16, 2010), the Second Circuit affirmed a troubling decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, No. 06 Civ. 4624 (PKL), 2009 WL 4884096 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 17, 2009).
  • The Prevalence Of Privacy: Issues For In-House Counsel In The Information Age
    Monday, June 1, 2009
    Virtually every company - large or small, private or public, local or national - is subject to a panoply of privacy laws. Privacy legislation in the United States is a complex and confusing patchwork of federal and state statutes and regulations. These laws, which govern a broad spectrum of commercial activities, are constantly evolving, particularly with...
  • A Specialized Risk: IP Coverage No Longer Available Under CGL Policies
    Friday, June 1, 2007
    New Jersey has several favorable pro-policyholder decisions on insurance coverage for intellectual property. These cases arise from a broad interpretation of the "advertising injury" coverage found in the standard commercial general liability (CGL) policy. As a result, many companies are confident that they are protected against IP risks. That confidence is...
  • Directors & Officers Insurance Coverage: Half Full Or Half Empty?
    Thursday, March 1, 2007
    When directors and officers are sued, they turn to their Directors' and Officers' ("D&O") insurance policies for protection. All too frequently, the insurance company denies coverage, and the policyholder must resort to the courts for relief. As the case law demonstrates, insurers have enjoyed their fair share of success recently, and outside directors...
  • Sunday, October 1, 2006
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2005
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2004
    All insurance policies are not the same. For any given type of policy, numerous different "standard forms" exist. Moreover, the standard forms provide a bare minimum starting point for coverage. A company should (1) have its policy endorsed to substitute better policy provisions where possible, and (2) have its policies customized to fit its specific needs...