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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 […]

Weston Hurd’s 2020 Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims

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Weston Hurd’s 2020 Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims

Weston Hurd’s 2020 Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims serves as a comprehensive go-to-guide and useful reference tool for insurance claims professionals. Researched and written by Weston Hurd attorneys, the Primer contains Ohio statutes, case citations and covers information regarding: Claim Limitation Periods – Statutes of Limitation; Product Liability Statute of Repose; Construction Statute of […]

WESTON HURD ATTORNEYS NAMED 2020 OHIO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS

WESTON HURD ATTORNEYS NAMED 2020 OHIO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS

Congratulations to the following Weston Hurd attorneys named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.  Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase process that combines statewide nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing. Kevin R. Bush Personal Injury General: Defense Carolyn M. Cappel Personal Injury […]