Dennis Fitzpatrick Elected to the American College of Coverage Counsel
Clausen Miller P.C. is proud to announce that its President, Dennis D. Fitzpatrick, was elected to The American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC). Established in 2012, the ACCC is the preeminent association of U.S. and Canadian lawyers who represent the interests of insurers and policyholders.
Clausen Miller Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch Lists for 2021
Clausen Miller is proud to announce Amy R. Paulus, Sava Alexander Vojcanin and Edward M. Kay have been named to the Best Lawyers in America ranking, and Marisa G. Michaelsen has been named to the Ones to Watch list for 2021.
Appellate Practice Group Chair Melinda Kollross Secures Win in Idaho Supreme Court
CM Appellate Practice Group chair Melinda S. Kollross was retained by one of our premier insurance clients to defend plaintiff’s appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court seeking a narrow construction of the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Law as affording immunity in linear fashion covering only the direct employer and statutory employer of the injured worker.
“Disinterested” Appraiser Question Certified to Florida Supreme Court
On April 15, 2020, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal certified to Florida’s Supreme Court the following question deemed to be of great public importance:
CAN A FIDUCIARY, SUCH AS A PUBLIC ADJUSTER OR APPRAISER WHO IS IN A CONTRACTUAL AGENT-PRINCIPAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE INSUREDS AND WHO RECEIVES A CONTINGENCY FEE FROM THE APPRAISAL AWARD,
IL Grants Civil Immunity for Healthcare Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
On April 1, 2020, Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order limiting healthcare providers’ civil liability stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This executive order will, in practice, bar medical malpractice suits against medical professionals for their care for COVID-19 patients.
Illinois Coronavirus Lawsuit Implicates Healthcare and Employment Practices Liability Concerns
As noted in the
ongoing blitz of professional and news commentaries, the COVID-19 pandemic spans
numerous legal practice areas, from force majeure clauses, to first-party
property insurance claims, to premises and professional liability defense.
New Jersey Considers COVID-19 Legislation Compelling Insurers to Pay Business Interruption Coverage Due to Coronavirus
Jersey recently introduced Assembly Bill 3844, which would require insurers to
provide business interruption coverage to companies with less than 100 eligible
employees, defined as those who work at least 25 hours a week,
Clausen Miller’s First-Party Property COVID-19 Task Force
As COVID-19 continues to impact all corners of the globe, we are not simply throwing together blurbs for Twitter, but rather carefully listening to the needs of our clients who are already facing insurance claims arising out of the Coronavirus.
A Message To Our Valued Clients
As COVID-19 continues to impact everyone around the world, we would like to let you know that all of our offices remain open. In addition to ensuring the safety and well-being of our team members,
Amy R. Paulus Named Senior Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America
Amy R. Paulus has recently been named a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Amy is a litigator and Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Liability Coverage and Reinsurance practice. Amy has over 30 years of insurance coverage analysis and litigation experience,