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8 12, 2020

8th Circuit Finds No Coverage Owed in Separate Investor Schemes

By | December 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 8th Circuit Finds No Coverage Owed in Separate Investor Schemes

In separate opinions, a federal appellate court affirmed rulings that insurers could dodge liability for wrongful acts by their policyholders because the actions were not covered by the policies. In a decision filed Sunday, a panel of the 8th Circuit …

23 11, 2020

The Key to Winning COVID Business-Interruption Claims: Say the Virus is Present

By | November 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Key to Winning COVID Business-Interruption Claims: Say the Virus is Present

Policyholder attorneys pursuing COVID-19 business-interruption claims are hoping to persuade judges to accept a premise that many Americans appear to doubt: The novel coronavirus is physically present on property and poses an imminent danger to the public. Pleadings that state …

17 11, 2020

State Farm Fire Prevention Pilot Tests Sensors That Detect Home Electrical Wiring Defects

By | November 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on State Farm Fire Prevention Pilot Tests Sensors That Detect Home Electrical Wiring Defects

State Farm is sending sensors that can detect hazards in electric wiring to 40,000 homeowners in California, Arizona and Texas as part of a pilot project that will measure potential savings and customer acceptance. Mike Fields, a State Farm vice …

16 11, 2020

State Farm Pilot Uses Sensors to Detect Wiring Defects That Can Cause Fires

By | November 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on State Farm Pilot Uses Sensors to Detect Wiring Defects That Can Cause Fires

State Farm is sending sensors that can detect hazards in electric wiring to 40,000 homeowners in California, Arizona and Texas as part of a pilot project that will measure potential savings and customer acceptance. Mike Fields, a State Farm vice …

12 11, 2020

Louisiana Court Schedules Trial on First Coronavirus Business Interruption Lawsuit

By | November 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Louisiana Court Schedules Trial on First Coronavirus Business Interruption Lawsuit

A trial will begin Monday in what is thought to be the first lawsuit to be filed against an insurer for denying coverage for business-interruption losses caused by COVID-19 shutdown orders. Judge Paulette R. Irons ruled against a motion for …

11 11, 2020

Nation’s 1st COVID-19 Business-Interruption Suit Headed to Trial

By | November 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nation’s 1st COVID-19 Business-Interruption Suit Headed to Trial

A trial will begin Monday in what is thought to be the first lawsuit to be filed against an insurer for denying coverage for business-interruption losses caused by COVID-19 shutdown orders. Judge Paulette R. Irons ruled against a motion for …

7 11, 2020

NCCI Says Fewer Miles Driven During Pandemic Means Fewer Comp Claims

By | November 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NCCI Says Fewer Miles Driven During Pandemic Means Fewer Comp Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic comes with one bright spot for workers’ compensation insurers: Fewer workers are being injured in motor vehicle accidents. A research brief issued by the National Council on Compensation Insurance last week projects that workers’ compensation claims caused …

5 11, 2020

Insurer May Not ‘Contract Around’ Georgia Law on Sovereign Immunity Waivers

By | November 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Insurer May Not ‘Contract Around’ Georgia Law on Sovereign Immunity Waivers

An insurer is liable for the full $5 million policy limit in a lawsuit filed against a city government whose police department was involved in a high-speed chase that ended in a collision that killed a grandmother and two of …

6 11, 2020

Time to Riot? Wrong Comment Can Reignite Firestorm, Experts Say

By | November 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Time to Riot? Wrong Comment Can Reignite Firestorm, Experts Say

The boarded-up windows in shopping districts throughout the United States represent a reasonable assessment of risk in a nation that has already experienced historic damages from civil unrest and appears poised to erupt into violence again, executives for Verisk’s Property …

2 11, 2020

N.Y. Appellate Ruling Opens Door For More Work-From-Home Injury Claims

By | November 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on N.Y. Appellate Ruling Opens Door For More Work-From-Home Injury Claims

A ruling by a New York appellate court could bring more workers’ compensation claims by work-from-home employees by removing strict compensability standards established last year by the state Workers’ Compensation Board. The 3rd Judicial Department of the Supreme Court Appellate …