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East Coast CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2020 Volume 1

April 22, 2020 / CM Reports

A New Jersey Appellate Court Finds Ambiguity In The Exclusions Section Of A Policy Cannot Create Coverage For An Unlisted Peril

The Superior Court of New Jersey reversed the grant of summary judgment to the Insureds,

Appellate Practice Group Chair Melinda Kollross Secures Win in Idaho Supreme Court

April 22, 2020 / News

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

April 20, 2020 / News

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[1]:

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

April 14, 2020 / News / Writing and Speaking

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. 

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