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Lee Siegel Quoted in Law360 Article on COVID Coverage in High Courts

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Insurance Litigator Lee S. Siegel was quoted in a Law360 article, "COVID-19 Coverage Fights Head to State High Courts" by Shawn Rice. He comments on whether the courts will be consistent with their decisions on COVID-19 coverage fights or will take a more state-specific approach.

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Lee Siegel Featured in Law360 Article on the Demand for Insurance Attorneys

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Insurance Litigator Lee S. Siegel was featured in a Law360 article, "Pandemic, Cyberattacks Fuel Demand for Insurance Attys," on his take on the recent demand for insurance attorneys.

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Ryan Maxwell Featured in Law360 Article on COVID Coverage Suits in NJ

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Insurance Coverage attorney Ryan P. Maxwell was featured in an article in LAW360's Opinion column, "COVID Coverage Suits In NJ Prove Tough For Policyholders."

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Ryan Maxwell Featured in Law360 Article

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Insurance Coverage attorney Ryan P. Maxwell was featured in an article in LAW360's Opinion column, "8th Circ. Gives Insurer First Appellate COVID Coverage Win."

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First COVID-19 Business Interruption Appellate Decision Finds For Carrier: “Physical” Is The Key

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

On Friday, July 2, 2021, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a decision in Oral Surgeons, P.C. v. The Cincinnati Insurance Company, Case No. 20-3211 (8th Cir. July 2, 2021), upholding the decision of the trial court from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Attorney Ryan P. Maxwell provides updates.

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SIU Today: Remote Virtual EUOs—No Need for Bathroom Breaks Anymore!

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Insurance Coverage Attorney Scott D. Storm was featured in the Summer 2021 edition of SIU Today for his article, "Remote Virtual EUOs—No Need for Bathroom Breaks Anymore!" Scott's article focuses on whether it is effective to return to conducting examinations under oath in-person or remotely, post-pandemic. 

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New York Law Journal: “Protecting Your Business Against the Next Global Catastrophe: Contingent Business Interruption and Supply Chain Insurance”

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Business & Commercial Litigation Chair Andrea Schillaci and Insurance Coverage Associate Ryan P. Maxwell were recently published in the New York Law Journal for their article on the scope of commercial insurance coverages, including supply chain and contingent business interruption.

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Law360: “Expert Analysis: NY Bad Faith Bill Would Tip the Scales Against Insurers”

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Insurance Coverage Chair Dan Kohane, Members Lee Siegel and Diane Bucci, and Associate Brian Barnas, were recently published in Law360’s Expert Analysis section for their article on new legislation being debated in Albany.

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Dan Kohane and Ryan Maxwell Featured in Q1 2021 Your NY Connection Magazine

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Insurance Coverage attorneys Dan D. Kohane and Ryan P. Maxwell were featured in NYIA's First Quarter 2021 edition of Your NY Connection magazine for their article "Courts ... Uh, Hello? Hindsight is 2020."

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Are FOIL Request Rejections Frustrating You?

Monday, March 8th, 2021

The agency has the burden to demonstrate that the requested material falls squarely within a FOIL exemption by articulating a particularized and specific justification for denying access, otherwise disclosure is compelled. Conclusory assertions are insufficient to deny access. Alternatives must also be considered, such as providing summaries of factual data or the records with the challenged information redacted.

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Sequestering Plaintiffs During Depositions in Fraud Cases

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Most policies provide language requiring that examinations under oath are to be conducted separately, while not in the presence of any other insured. But what about when claims are litigated that were denied based on fraud related defenses—are the plaintiffs sequestered from one another during depositions? 

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First Connecticut Court to Rule Finds COVID-19 Business Income Claim Not Covered

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

In a case of first impression, a Connecticut federal court held that a standard virus exclusion precludes coverage for claims of COVID-19-caused business income loss. The insured argued that the loss was caused by stay-at home orders, not the virus, but the court rejected that argument finding that the executive orders were inseparable from the virus itself.

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Buffalo Business First: For first-year lawyer, tracking Covid-19 business interruption cases has provided opportunities

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Insurance Coverage Attorney Ryan P. Maxwell was featured in a profile from Business First on December 17, 2020, speaking about business interruption cases stemming from COVID-19 and his career experience. 

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DRI In-House Defense Quarterly: A One-Two Punch: Michigan State Court Renders First Substantive COVID-19 Decision and It's Big News for Carriers

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine attorneys Lee S. Siegel and Ryan P. Maxwell were featured in the DRI In-House Defense Quarterly Fall 2020 publication for their article, "A One-Two Punch: Michigan State Court Renders First Substantive COVID-19 Decision and It's Big News for Carriers."

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NYIA Your NY Connection Magazine: Mighty Changes for Declaratory Judgment

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine attorneys Dan D. Kohane and Diane L. Bucci partnered with Sherri Pavloff of Stonberg Moran, LLP for the article "Mighty Changes for Declaratory Judgment," which was featured in NYIA's Third Quarter 2020 edition of Your NY Connection magazine.

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Carrier Management: "COVIDigation Nation Revisited: Analyzing the Late Summer Surge"

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Insurance Coverage Attorney Ryan P. Maxwell was quoted in the September 22, 2020 edition of Carrier Management.

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Complaint Survey

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine’s Coverage Team has compiled a survey of known COVID-19 business interruption complaints filed to date.

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In For a Penny, Out For a Pound, Due to an Exclusion Mishap

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Attorneys Michael J. Dischley and Lawrence M. Ross examine choices made by subcontractors or vendors in selecting commercial general liability insurance coverage that can unexpectedly harm the owner/general contractor, let alone, the subcontractor. 

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JPML Rejects COVID-19 Business Interruption Consolidation

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

The Joint Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, in a widely anticipated ruling, declined to consolidate all federal COVID-19 business interruption litigation into a single action.

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