Good Morning Ty,
I hope this email finds you doing well and not working too hard. I wanted to share with you some feedback we received from the client about the above job:
The case has settled “thanks to the excellent work of Mr. Sagalow”.
I wanted to thank you for being a pleasure to work with on this short project; I enjoyed our brief conversations and your wit and humor. I hope you work with IMS on projects in the future so that we can work together again. Have a great weekend!
Jolean Blair | Engagement Manager
Direct Line: 850-473-6967
http://www.expertservices.com | 877-838-8464 |
Ty, I am pleased to inform you that we completely won our arbitration with XXXX. As you can see, the Arbitrator 100% adopted our arguments. XXX and I want to thank you for your invaluable assistance on this case. If you are ever in Los Angeles, please call me so we can have a celebratory drink or dinner together.
REGIONAL LAW FIRM, LOS ANGLES
Ty, just received the below from the carrier:
By letter dated September 11, 2016, [Carrier] informed [Insured] that it was unable to find coverage for the Counterclaims under the E&O Policy for the reasons discussed in detail therein. [Carrier] reiterated its declination of coverage by letter dated January 13, 2017. By email dated February 8, 2017, you again challenged [Carrier] declination of coverage, attaching a letter from Innovation Insurance Group. [Carrier] has closely reviewed the additional information provided, and … will provide a defense to [Insured]
THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU!!
Johathan Marc Davidoff
Davidoff Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
Fantastic job on your report! I reviewed it early yesterday morning when we were preparing to serve our discovery responses and had no changes or questions. I was really impressed with your thorough analysis of the issues of the case, and you raised some strong arguments that I had not considered or delved deeply into yet. I really appreciate your perspective and work on this matter.
National Carrier Law Firm
September 22, 2017
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York found that AXIS Insurance Company was not liable under a directors and officers insurance policy for $20 million in losses alleged by its insured, PATRIARCH PARTNERS, LLC, on the basis on the application of the policy’s “pending and prior claim” exclusion accepting arguments made by the carrier’s expert witness, Ty Sagalow.
In his report, Mr. Sagalow argued that the policy’s pending and prior claim exclusion applied because under the facts of this case a SEC subpoena issued following the institution of a SEC Formal Investigation was both a “demand” and and “order”within the meaning of the exclusion and the policy’s definition of Claim. Accepting Mr. Sagalow’s expert opinion, the Court concluded “Analyzed separately or collectively, the Topbas Subpoena, the Formal Order of Investigation, and the SEC’s underlying investigation of Patriarch constitute a “Claim” against an Insured that was pending before August 11, 2011.” (Decision at p. 9)
For a copy of the Court’s full opinion, go here.
“Allianz is committed to staying at the cutting edge of insurance,” said Solmaz Altin, Chief Digital Officer at Allianz SE. “We follow the insurtech space closely and globally, and have seen nothing to match Lemonade in terms of technology, user experience and business model innovation. We’re thrilled to become a stakeholder in Lemonade, and will do what we can to accelerate their rapid expansion throughout the US and beyond.” (Company Press Release, 4/20/17, NEW YORK)
Note: Ty Sagalow is a Founding Member and Chief Insurance Officer of Lemonade, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Lemonade Insurance Company. (current as of 4/20/17)
Hope this finds you well. Thanks again for your excellent report. I am attaching the expert witness designation of our co-defendants’ for your review. Please let me know if these have any bearing on your opinions. They agree with you, so I doubt they will.
Thanks in advance,
Mississippi Law Firm
For almost 25 years, I have worked closely with Ty. First as a colleague at AIG and Zurich, and currently as a client of Innovation Insurance Group. Put simply, Ty is the best product development expert in the commercial insurance industry.
In addition to being a fine lawyer, he is also, in my opinion, one of the foremost experts in D&O insurance as well as network security insurance, which he largely invented as a product.
At AIG, Ty and I worked together on many high profile D&O deals. When I was President of AIG Small Business, I hired Ty and his team to develop our new products. When I moved to Zurich, I recommended Ty for the new company position of Chief Innovation Officer and today, as President of Navigators Management Company, we have hired Innovation Insurance Group to help with our new product needs in the management and professional liability space. Ty is one of a kind.
I have had the good fortune to know Ty for over 30 years, first as an insurance carrier executive with whom I have done business and now as a trusted consultant to the Newman Team at Aon plc. He is, in my opinion, the top product development person in the industry. He has the unique ability to take new ideas, whether from a carrier, a broker or a client, and turn them into actual insurance products and solutions in a very quick, efficient and cost effective manner.
One of Ty’s greatest attributes is his ability to listen to a client, understand their needs and address that need with an innovative solution.
I can strongly recommend Ty to any person or company, of whatever size or industry, who is looking for unique insurance solutions to their needs or for the needs of their customers.
First, I wanted to say thank you again for your help with this case and for your deposition this week. It’s been a while since I have seen an expert reduce the other side literally to tears, and to do so while being charming and friendly!
Second, we finally were able to wrap the case up via settlement, thanks in large part to your testimony!
Again, thank you!
Partner, Mid-Atlantic Regional Law Firm