Articles by Polly Mosendz

Gun Industry Immunity Again Tested with Las Vegas Shooting Lawsuit

Last week’s massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival offers gun control advocates a fresh chance to test a law, put in place by Republicans and the gun industry’s lobby, that protects the industry from liability for the criminal …

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Sue Bump Stock Manufacturers

Victims of the Las Vegas shooting sued manufacturers of bump fire stocks, accusing them of negligence. A dozen bump stocks, which allow a semi-automatic weapon to fire with the rapidity of an automatic weapon, were found in gunman Stephen Paddock’s …

Now May Be the Time for Homeowners to Buy a Dam

Traveling from Louisiana, four 18-wheelers and more than a dozen workers rolled into the heart of Houston last Tuesday morning. The Cajun crew was there to unfurl and install a unique form of flood protection: three-foot high, seven-foot wide, 250-foot …

Titleist’s Fight Against Logo Parody: Infringement or Free Speech?

A golf-centric social media page had a hit on its hands when it started peddling hats mimicking the logo of Titleist, the golf equipment and apparel company. Only their stuff didn’t say Titleist—the merchandise replaced the brand name with a …

Failed Fyre Festival and a Lesson in Events Insurance

Already facing numerous lawsuits, Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland was arrested on federal charges last week. The government alleged he defrauded investors who bought into Fyre Media Inc., the New York-based company behind the music festival which collapsed so spectacularly …

Lawsuit Claims Bank Is Responsible for Employee Sending Naked Photo on LinkedIn

Tinder is for dating. Facebook is for friends. LinkedIn is for … well, it depends whom you ask. The professional networking platform is meant for connecting with colleagues, clients and prospective bosses, but behavior on the site can be far …

In Age of Twitter, Libel Insurance Isn’t Just for Journalists Anymore

Courtney Love spent almost six years in litigation, accused of libeling her former attorney in a Twitter post that was visible for less than 10 minutes. She paid a reported $780,000 in settlements as a result of two other defamation …

A Financial Army Moves in When a Police Officer Is Killed

As America absorbed the news of five murdered Dallas police officers, Frederick Frazier grimly signed $2,000 checks, one after another. They were for the families of the slain. “So many people are calling and want to donate food, travel, but …

Insurance Brokers Say Series of Superyacht Fires Likely Coincidence

It started with a puff of smoke, seeping slowly into the clear and sunny St. Thomas air on a mid-March afternoon. “I went into a meeting, and when I came out, it was very on fire,” recalled Ryan Nichols, who …