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Legal Blog 2020-10-20T11:52:50-07:00

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Louisiana Court of Appeals Departs From California and a Majority of States Regarding a Claim That COVID-19 Interrupted an Insured’s Business Operations

Recently, the Court of Appeals in the State of Louisiana, in Cajun Conti LLC et al. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London et al., Case No. 2021-CA-0343 (June 15, 2022), held that under an all-risk policy, the continuous presence of COVID-19 particles in the insured’s restaurant constituted “direct physical loss of [...]

August 24th, 2022|Categories: COVID-19 Resources, Legal Blogs|

CDC Releases New COVID-19 Guidelines

On August 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the below updated COVID-19 guidelines. To view the full press release, please visit the CDC website. According to the CDC, there is significantly less risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death compared to earlier in the pandemic, and [...]

August 12th, 2022|Categories: COVID-19 Resources, Legal Blogs|

California Bans Insurance Policy Cancellations Amid Wildfires

On August 19, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a new one-year moratorium on insurance non-renewals for areas hit by the Lava and Beckwourth Complex fires. The decision affects around 26,000 policyholders in Plumas, Lassen, and Siskiyou counties, most of whom were already protected by a prior moratorium. The latest [...]

August 20th, 2021|Categories: Legal Blogs|

Issues in Arbitration Clauses Arising From Dennison v. Rosland Capital, LLC Opinion

Recently, the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight issued an opinion (which has been certified for publication) invalidating an arbitration clause after determining the the arbitration clause in the contract was unconscionable. Dennison v. Rosland Capital LLC (Cal. Ct. App., Apr. 1, 2020, No. B295350) 2020 WL 1543537. While the Court’s unanimous [...]

April 21st, 2020|Categories: Legal Blogs|