COVID-19 Losses Excluded Even Under ‘Contamination’ Definition
By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 21, 2022
The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that a contamination exclusion in an all-risk commercial property insurance policy excluded coverage for business loss caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,
Federal And State Appellate Tribunals Continue To Rule For Insurers On COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims
by Melinda S. Kollross
In Volume 3 of our 2021 CM Report, I reported on a growing body of federal appellate precedent holding that first-party property policies do not cover COVID-19 business interruption losses.
Federal Appellate Courts Rule For Insurers On COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims
By Melinda S. Kollross
To date, four separate Federal Circuits have issued 7 decisions all holding for insurers on COVID-19 business interruption claims. A body of precedent is being built that can now be cited by the insurance industry at both the trial and appellate level in both state and federal court.
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.
CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2020 Volume 1
Using The Special Interrogatory In Illinois Civil Jury Trials—A Plan Of Action
The plaintiff ’s bar—especially the plaintiff’s personal injury bar—has been clamoring for years in Illinois to abolish the special interrogatory. Plaintiff’s lawyers don’t like the special interrogatory because it places a much needed check on a jury’s rendition of a general verdict.
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,