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Our multimedia liability coverage protects businesses that create or disseminate content or engage in media activities. Clients include media companies (traditional and electronic/digital media) and non-media companies. We demonstrate our versatility by continuously adapting to the evolving media landscape in today’s electronic and digital world. 

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  • Admitted
  • Occurrence policy form (claims made policy available)
  • All media classes of business covered
  • $20,000,000 Capacity
  • Defense costs within the limit or defense costs in addition to the limit
  • Coverage for the publication, broadcast or other dissemination of matter in any form, including electronically or digitally, and in any method or mode of distribution
  • Pre-publication coverage for claims arising from the acquisition and gathering of matter in addition to the actual publication, broadcast or other dissemination
  • Advertising coverage for the publicity and promotion of the Insured’s media
  • “Damages” includes punitive and exemplary damages, where allowed by law, including most favorable venue language
  • Coverage for third parties who the Name Insured agrees to hold harmless for claims arising out of matter furnished by the Named Insured to the third party
  • “Insured” includes part-time, seasonal, leased or temporary employees and volunteers
  • Independent contractors/freelancers furnishing matter or services to the Named Insured can be covered at the discretion of the Named Insured
  • Severability provision for innocent persons involving claims for fraudulent or criminal acts
  • 90-Day acquisition clause with waiver of additional premium if the acquired entity/media is within the specified revenue threshold
  • No “hammer” clause governing settlement
  • Claim handling options for the Named Insured in selecting and employing outside counsel
  • Retractions or corrections are left to the discretion of the Insured
  • Spousal coverage including domestic partners
  • Worldwide coverage (where permissible by law)
  • Primary or Excess Coverage available
Products & Capabilities

"All-Risk" coverage agreement provides broad protection including but not limited to:

  • Defamation including emotional distress, outrageous conduct and prima facie tort
  • Invasion of privacy or publicity
  • Infringement of copyright, trademark, title, slogan, misappropriation and plagiarism
  • Breach of a license to use a third party’s intellectual property
  • Personal injury torts arising from the acquisition and gathering of matter (“newsgathering” torts)
    • Unfair competition or conspiracy
    • Negligent supervision of an employee
    • Contextual errors & omissions coverage (including bodily injury and property damage)
    • Negligent transmission of a computer virus or malicious code in media
    • Breach of agreement to maintain the confidentiality of sources
    Target Classes
    • Advertisers
    • Ad Agencies, Public Relations and Marketing Firms
    • Authors/Freelancers
    • Book Publishers
    • Broadcasters (Radio, Television & Cable)
    • Magazine Publishers
    • Multimedia Companies
    • Newspaper Publishers
    • Public Appearances
    • Web sites/online publishers of electronic content
    Optional Coverages
    • Advertising Services E&O
    • Business operations personal injury and intellectual property coverage for acts committed in the course of usual and ordinary business operations of the Insured (expands coverage beyond media activities to “usual and ordinary business operations” and may fill potential coverage gaps left in CGL policy)
    • Commercial Printing E&O
    • Cyber/Technology Services E&O
    • Joint Venture Coverage
    • Merchandising Activities
    • Mitigation Expense Coverage
    • Professional Services E&O (for Miscellaneous E&O exposures)
    • Public Appearance Coverage
    • Subpoena Defense and Free Expression Legal Expense
    • Indecency, Obscenity and Profanity Legal Expense
    • Security and Privacy Liability Coverage - online and offline
    • Regulatory action defense coverage
    • First Party Coverages - Crisis Management, Public Relations Expense and Computer System Extortion Expense and Loss
    World-Class Claims Service

    Our industry-leading media claims expertise includes:

    • A network of top intellectual property and First Amendment law firms
    • Risk management and loss control programs available
    • Dedicated in-house media claims attorneys
    This web page is for descriptive purposes only and does not provide a complete summary of coverage. Consult the applicable insurance policy for specific terms, conditions, limits, limitations and exclusions to coverage. Coverage may not be available in all states and jurisdictions. Coverage is underwritten by a member company of the AXIS group of insurance companies.