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Insurers in Nevada Are Entitled to Reimbursement of Defense Costs Paid to Defend Non-Covered Claims

USA - March 17 2021 In a 4-3 decision filed on March 11, the Nevada Supreme Court responded to a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth…

Business Interruption Insurance Lawsuit and the Virus Exclusion Related to COVID-19

USA - December 1 2020 The District of New Jersey granted a motion to dismiss a restaurant owner’s purported class action lawsuit seeking business interruption coverage by…

California Court Dismisses COVID-19 Business Income Loss Suit

USA - October 7 2020 Last week, Judge Birotte Jr. Of the Central District of California dismissed a declaratory relief and bad faith action against…

Minnesota Supreme Court Issues Ruling on First-Party Bad Faith Statute

USA - October 1 2020 The Minnesota Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated ruling regarding the requirements an insured must prove in order to satisfy the State’s first…

Lengthy Oral Argument on Potential Consolidation of Business Interruption Coverage Cases Related to COVID-19

USA - July 31 2020 On July 30, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (the Panel) heard oral argument of extraordinary length on the potential consolidation of…

Business Interruption Insurance, COVID-19 and Direct Physical Damage under New York Law

USA - June 15 2020 To date, approximately 150 business-interruption insurance coverage lawsuits have been filed in federal courts arising from COVID-19 and related…

Insurer Seeks Declaration that Insured not Entitled to Coverage for COVID-19-Related Losses in Excess of Aggregate Limits

USA - June 1 2020 This week, U.S. Specialty Insurance Company ("USSIC") filed a declaratory relief action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas…

Duane Morris Helps Insurance Industry to a Major Win on COVID Losses for Business Interruption Before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

USA - May 18 2020 In the bellwether case of Joseph Tambellini, Inc. v. Erie Insurance Exchange, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was petitioned under its King’s Bench…

An Update on Congressional Efforts to Compel Coronavirus Business Interruption Insurance

USA - May 13 2020 We previously wrote about the growing number of lawsuits by insureds seeking business interruption insurance coverage for business losses in response…

Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules That Insurer Waived Coverage Defense by Not Including It in the Reservation of Rights Letter

USA - May 5 2020 In a split 2-1 decision in Selective Way Insurance Company v. MAK Services., Inc., et al. Al., 2020 PA Super 103 (Case Number 1289 EDA 2019), issued…