Product Fraud is Surging During the Pandemic. How Are Insurance Companies Dealing With Liability Determinations?

Every crisis presents an opportunity for bad actors to commit fraud. Covid-19 scams have cost Americans a total of $13.4 million since the beginning of the year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Fraudulent or mis-advertised products constitute one major category of these scams. It’s likely that plaintiff’s attorneys will take advantage of the fraud surge … Read more

States Seek to Compel Business Interruption Coverage in the Wake of COVID-19. What Does This Mean for Insurers?

At least seven states are considering legislation that would force insurers to pay business interruption claims related to COVID-19, even where policies specifically exclude coverage for losses stemming from the spread of communicable disease. Though the proposed bills vary slightly, most seek to retroactively compel coverage for losses incurred since declarations of emergency were issued … Read more

3 Types of COVID-Related Litigation, and How Employers Can Protect Themselves

With the numbers of new infections at or close to peak levels around the globe, it’s possible that the COVID-19 pandemic may soon begin to subside. But the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel may be dimmed by scores of employment-related lawsuits likely to arise from the event. At the end of the … Read more

Employers: Here Are Two Litigation Trends to Watch in 2020, and How to Stay Out of Trouble

Global legal firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP released in January its 16th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, detailing key trends of 2019 and what employers can expect to see in 2020. The report does have a few nuggets of good news — namely that government-enforced litigation is dropping off slightly under a more business-friendly administration. … Read more

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