Dan Brown, Esq. is a commercial litigator at Dorsey & Whitney LLP’s Minneapolis office, specializing in both in agricultural biotechnology and in insurance and risk management. Dan’s practice includes a wide variety of litigation in both insurance and biotechnology, as well as areas such as construction, waste management, and licensing. When Dan is not at the courthouse, Dan also a substantial practice in advising clients with insurance placement and contracting, as well as pre-litigation resolution strategies.
Coronavirus/Covid-19 Business Disruption and Contract and Insurance Claims
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to exact a human toll. As state and national governments fight to mitigate its impact, business are also attempting to address the social and economic impacts. When do such disruptions, including so-called “shelter in place” orders and other impacts, excuse contract performance? How can you continue protect your contracts and mitigate your risks? When will insurance coverage play a role in risk management strategies? Drawing on U.S. case law involving Avian Flu and other contagions, Dan Brown takes a look at force majeure and other related doctrines on the front-end of risk management, and reviews common insurance coverage issues that may apply to COVID-19 related disruptions as well.
Key topics to be discussed:
• What to do now, if your business is disrupted, or even if it is not
• When and how to declare force majeure, and what to do if others giving you notice
• What legal remedies might exist when your contracts do not contain force majeure clauses?
• What common types of insurance may respond in the crisis?
• What bases might exist for reservations or denials in common insurance policies?
Date / Time: May 6, 2020
• 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
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• 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific
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