When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S., insurance coverage lawyers – both on the policyholder and insurer side of the aisle – were all bracing themselves for an onslaught of litigation, and they would all be partly right. Continue Reading The Bumpy Ride to COVID-19 Multidistrict Litigation
Lathrop GPM Insurance Recovery attorneys are busy advising clients on insurance coverage issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve also been tapped to share insights with various media outlets on this topic and several others recently. Below please find a collection of articles and media clips since our last round-up on May 4: Continue Reading Insurance Coverage for COVID-19, Mass Protests and More – Lathrop GPM in the News 3.0
The ongoing pandemic resulting from the coronavirus or COVID-19, has had a dramatic effect on healthcare providers, including long-term care facilities, resulting in significant financial losses and liability claims. Contrary to what insurers and many brokers may tell you, these COVID-19-related losses and liability exposures may be covered under standard property and casualty and liability insurance policies. Continue Reading COVID-19 Insurance Considerations for Healthcare Providers, Including Long-term Care Facilities – Tips for Identifying and Pursuing Coverage Claims
Mass protests have erupted across the United States – from Los Angeles to New York. Though many of these protests are peaceful and benign, some have led to significant property loss by arson and vandalism, as well as theft, in addition to business interruption damages due to necessary closure of impacted stores and offices. Businesses of all sizes are left wondering whether and how they can recover from these events. First on the list should be to review all potential insurance coverage and promptly submit claims to relevant insurance carriers. Continue Reading For Businesses Seeking Relief after the Mass Protests: Promptly Notify Your Insurance Carrier
Lathrop GPM Insurance Recovery attorneys are busy advising clients on insurance coverage issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve also been tapped to share insights with various media outlets on the topic. Below please find a sampling of articles and media clips since the last time a listing was shared on our March 25, 2020 blog post: Continue Reading Insurance Coverage for Coronavirus Losses – Lathrop GPM in the News 2.0
Despite devastating losses due to the forced closure of their businesses and the effect of social distancing mandates, most policyholders around the country that have made claims for business interruption losses under their property policies, are getting a uniform response: Claim denied! Continue Reading The Current State of Business Interruption Legislation
The answer is maybe; but you will not know without a thorough review of all potentially applicable policies. Continue Reading Will Business Interruption Losses From COVID-19 Be Covered By My Insurance?
Lathrop GPM Insurance Recovery attorneys are busy advising clients on insurance coverage issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve also been tapped to share insights with various media outlets on the topic. Below please find a sampling of articles and media clips: Continue Reading Insurance Coverage for Coronavirus Losses – Lathrop GPM in the News
The coronavirus or COVID-19 global outbreak has struck fear in the hearts of many of us. As the disease spreads, however, it brings with it not only health concerns, but also serious financial consequences for commercial enterprise. And with any potential loss of business comes the inevitable question: Will my insurance cover this?
Excess insurance, while great for mitigating risks of large losses to policyholders, does not always cooperate during litigation. This is particularly true during settlement negotiations, as excess insurers do not have an obligation to settle in good faith until it’s their turn to defend. This was the decision of the Seventh Circuit in Fox v. Am. Alt. Ins. Corp., 757 F.3d 680 (7th Cir. 2014). In Fox, the plaintiff twice made demands for settlement, both before and after a jury verdict came down, that was in excess of the primary policy. But, as the excess insurer had no duty to defend until the primary policy was “exhausted,” meaning actually paid out, the Seventh Circuit found that in neither demand had the excess insurer violated their duty to settle in good faith.