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Mediation Services Provided by Corky O’Sullivan

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Mediation Services Provided by Corky O’Sullivan

Weston Hurd Partner Cornelius J. (Corky) O’Sullivan has been trained and certified by The Cleveland Mediation Center and has fulfilled the requirements of the Supreme Court of Ohio Rule 16 to provide services as a Professional Mediator. During his career, Corky has participated in well over 150 civil mediations and has served as an Arbitration Chairman in Cuyahoga […]

JUDGES BEGIN RULING ON MOTIONS IN COVID-19 INSURANCE COVERAGE LAWSUITS

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JUDGES BEGIN RULING ON MOTIONS IN COVID-19 INSURANCE COVERAGE LAWSUITS

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic spurred policyholders and businesses to turn to their insurance carriers to seek potential “business interruption” and “civil authority” coverage. Policyholders are hoping this coverage will help offset some of the losses incurred as a result of the government shutdown orders in March and April 2020, which closed “non-essential businesses” […]

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 […]