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Broadway Theaters, Insurer Agree to End COVID-19 Business Loss Claims

May 16 2023 // An owner of Broadway theaters and Pacific Indemnity Insurance Co. have voluntarily agreed to end their remaining litigation over COVID-19 coverage claims. Under the stipulation filed May 11, each party will bear its own...

New Hampshire High Court Rejects Cat Urine Analogy in Overturning Hotels’ COVID Insurance Win

May 15 2023 // The New Hampshire Supreme Court has overturned a trial court that had found for a group of 23 hotels claiming they were entitled to insurance payments for business interruption losses caused by contamination of their...

Illinois Governor Signs Law Giving Benefits to Chicago First Responders Disabled by COVID

May 12 2023 // Gov. J.B. Pritzker this week signed a law providing full disability benefits to Chicago police officers and firefighters struck by COVID-19 before vaccines were available, presiding over an emotional statehouse ceremony...

Auto Claim Severity Up 35% over Pre-Pandemic Rates – LexisNexis Report

May 12 2023 // Claim severity for bodily injury and property damage increased by 35% since 2019, while collision claim severity has jumped 40%, LexisNexis Risk Solutions says in a new report. The data broker’s 2023 U.S. Auto...

Court Upholds Denial of Widow’s COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Death Claim

May 2 2023 // The widow of a man who died from COVID-19 has been denied workers’ compensation benefits because she failed to prove that the death was work-related. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York on May 1...

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Review Panel Clarifies COVID-19 Presumption

May 2 2023 // Virginia’s statutory presumption that a COVID-19 disability of a first responder is work-related, which went into effect July 1, 2020, does not require that the employee be diagnosed with COVID-19 on or after that...

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