Massachusetts and Iowa: First State High Courts To Rule That There Is No Property Insurance Coverage For Business Interruption Pandemic Related Losses
By Melinda S. Kollross
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Iowa Supreme Court have issued opinions a day apart becoming the first state high courts to rule that insureds are not owed coverage under their property policies for pandemic related business interruption losses because no physical loss or damage occurred by virtue of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2021 Volume 3
TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez: SCOTUS Puts A Lid On Class Actions Brought In Federal Court To Merely Redress Statutory Violations Without Class Members Suffering Any Concrete Harm
The United States Supreme Court’s decision in TransUnion LLC v.
Insurer Wins First Appellate Decision Addressing COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage
By Melinda S. Kollross
In the first appellate decision nationwide addressing business interruption coverage for COVID-19 pandemic related losses, the Eighth Circuit ruled for the insurer, holding that Cincinnati Insurance Company does not have to pay an Iowa dental clinic for losses due to government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions.
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.
CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2019 Volume 2
Iowa Supreme Court Declines To Recognize A Common Law Cause Of Action For Bad Faith Against A Claims Administrator Of A Workers’ Compensation Insurer
In De Dios v. Indem. Ins. Co. of N.
Anne Kevlin to Present AOB Webinar for CLM
Anne Kevlin will
be co-presenting a webinar for CLM titled “Florida AOB Reform: The Calm After
the Storm?” on Wednesday, June 5. This webinar will discuss Florida’s new AOB
reforms, what it means for insurers and claims adjusters,
Clausen Miller Prepares Florida AOB Reference Guide for Adjusters
Clausen Miller’s Florida attorneys recently prepared the Florida Assignment of Benefits Adjuster Reference Guide to better assist insurance professionals with navigating the new Florida AOB law which is expected to be signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Florida Reforms Assignment of Benefits
After years of failed efforts
by Florida lawmakers to curb rampant abuse of assignment of benefits (“AOB”) applied
to property insurance policies, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to
soon sign into law sweeping AOB reform approved by the Florida Legislature.
Clausen Miller Welcomes Orlando Partner Michael Colgan and Tampa Associate Sean Kelly
Michael O. Colgan
Sean R. Kelly
Clausen Miller is proud to announce that it has expanded its reach in Florida by welcoming Michael Colgan and Sean Kelly to the Firm.
Colgan has joined the Firm’s Florida office as a Partner and is based in the