Missouri Court Rules in Favor of Business Owners in COVID-19 Coverage Lawsuit: Recent developments on Business Interruption claims stemming from Covid-19


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

This CLE will provide background on business interruption insurance and discuss recent developments related to business interruption claims stemming from the impact of COVID-19. The CLE will discuss key aspects of business interruption insurance and relevant pre-COVID-19 cases.. The CLE will focus on recent decisions that have interpreted the term “direct physical loss” in the context of COVID-19 related claims, including Rose’s 1, LLC, et al. v. Erie Insurance Exchange and Studio 417, Inc., et al. v. The Cincinnati Ins. Comp.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Background on business interruption insurance (what is it and when does it apply, generally)

• Relevant policy provisions related to COVID-19 claims.

• Recent court decisions interpreting policy language, including the meaning of direct physical loss, in connection with COVID-19 claims.

• Potential Paths for Insureds to seek coverage.

Date / Time: November 5, 2020

•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
•   10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: October 7, 2020

Brian L. Friedman | Epstein Becker Green

He represents clients in a variety of complex disputes involving contracts, business torts, fiduciary duty, insurance, securities and commodities, bankruptcy, real estate and construction, employment disputes and healthcare in state and federal courts and in arbitrations and mediations before FINRA, NFA, JAMS, AAA, and ICC. A substantial portion of his practice is devoted to representing banks, broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, swap dealers, and other leading financial institutions in litigation and regulatory matters. Mr. Friedman is a frequent contributor to firm publications.
Robert M. Travisano | Epstein Becker Green

He has extensive experience litigating shareholder, limited liability company, and partnership disputes, as well as complex contractual matters and business torts. Mr. Travisano has represented clients in an array of industries, including healthcare, industrial, technology, financial services and hospitality in federal and state trial and appellate courts, and in arbitrations. He also has represented foreign and domestic insurers and insured, in the litigation and negotiation of coverage disputes in connection with cyber, fidelity, general liability, director and officer, and property and casualty policies. Additionally, he has prosecuted and defended matters involving common law and consumer fraud. Mr. Travisano’s article, Lessons on Force Majeure Application to Past Crises, https://www.law360.com/articles/1281855/-lessons-on-force-majeure-application-from-past-crises , was recently published in Law360.

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