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Insurance Implications Of COVID-19 Pandemic

3.24.20 – The Covid-19 virus is affecting almost every business and every aspect of life.  State governments across the United States are mandating business closures and shelter-in-place policies.

  • The COVID-19 Pandemic May Significantly Impact Environmental Requirements

    3.23.20 – The United States is facing a disease outbreak that is unprecedented in the modern world.  The spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted all facets of daily life. 

  • The Mistaken “Necessary Party” Priority of Coverage Defense

    1.2.20 – A troubling trend has begun to develop in the New York additional insured coverage litigation arena on the issue of priority of coverage. Disclaiming insurers who potentially owe additional insurance coverage, when confronted with a summary judgment motion, or even at earlier stages, have argued that until they have all available policies that may provide coverage, they cannot confirm their duty to defend.

  • New Jersey Appellate Panel Rules Municipal Courts Can Enforce Pollution Cleanup Orders

    11.21.19 – On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, a three-judge panel for the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a Middlesex County State Court’s decision granting municipal courts jurisdiction to enforce civil penalties under the Spill Compensation and Control Act, (“the Spill Act”) pursuant to the Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999 (“PEL”).