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Weston Hurd Partners address challenging legal issues facing construction litigators in articles published in the OACTA Quarterly Review

Weston Hurd Partners address challenging legal issues facing construction litigators in articles published in the OACTA Quarterly Review

Some of the more challenging legal issues facing construction litigators are covered in detailed articles written by Weston Hurd Partners John Farnan and Frederick Bills in the OACTA Quarterly Review (Summer 2020). John Farnan’s article, “Analyzing CGL Coverage for Construction Related Claims,” provides an overview of how insurers typically examine construction defect claims and lawsuits, […]

EIGHT WESTON HURD ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2021

EIGHT WESTON HURD ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2021

Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been selected for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America 2021, the only purely peer-review™ guide to the legal profession. According to Best Lawyers®, inclusion is based on “…a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 9.4 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.” Congratulations to the following Weston […]

Business Interruption and Civil Authority Insurance Coverage – June 2020 Update

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Business Interruption and Civil Authority Insurance Coverage – June 2020 Update

Over the last few months, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state governments have issued orders mandating the closure of non-essential businesses, and have urged citizens to stay home and practice social distancing. Although states have slowly begun to re-open their economies by lifting the restrictions on non-essential businesses, such as bars, restaurants, hair salons, […]

Complete Cessation of Business Required For Business Interruption Claims

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Complete Cessation of Business Required For Business Interruption Claims

Ohio now defines “necessary suspension” to require complete shutdown of all business activities to trigger lost business income coverage. Hastings Mut. Ins. Co. v. Mengel Dairy Farms, LLC, U.S.D.C., N.D., Case No. 5:19CV1728. In a case of first impression in Ohio, with potentially wide application to COVID-19 business interruption claims, Weston Hurd’s Randy Taylor and Ron Rispo secured a favorable ruling regarding […]

Architects & Engineers Newsletter – Spring 2020

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Architects & Engineers Newsletter – Spring 2020

We are pleased to announce the latest edition of Weston Hurd’s Architects & Engineers Newsletter is now available. The Spring 2020 newsletter contains the following articles:  Operating an A/E Firm Under Ohio’s Stay-At-Home Order; Have An Unsigned Proposal-Now What?; and What is Meant by Waiver of “Consequential Damages”? Should you have any questions, feel free to contact […]

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COVERAGE – INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND LAWMAKERS WEIGH IN

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COVERAGE – INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND LAWMAKERS WEIGH IN

In a letter dated Wednesday March 18, 2020, a bipartisan group of U.S. Congressional lawmakers urged four major insurance trade organizations “to make financial losses related to COVID 19 and other infectious disease-related losses part of their commercial business interruption coverage for policy holders.” The lawmakers advised that the “shelter-in-place” orders that have been issued […]

COVID-19 and Force Majeure

COVID-19 and Force Majeure

Unforeseeable circumstances – such as the outbreak of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) – that prevent a party from fulfilling its contractual duties may fall under the force majeure clause of that contract. However, a great deal depends on the nature of the event and its impact on the specific contract and its performance by the parties.  The […]

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COVERAGE AND THE CORONAVIRUS

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BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COVERAGE AND THE CORONAVIRUS

In a matter of weeks, Governmental action, in Ohio, and a growing number of states, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, has already resulted in governmentally mandated closures of bars, restaurants, schools, hair salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, spas, gyms and movie theaters, etc.  The list is lengthy and grows by the day.  Ohio’s Governor, Mike […]