Related insights: Insurance Litigation


COVID-19 Shutdowns, Related Litigation Put Pressure on Business Interruption Insurers

Oct 26 2020
Companies in the United States continue to file business interruption lawsuits against their insurers for claims arising from state and local government shutdown orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 1,250 cases have been filed nationally, and these cases have been filed in both state and federal court and in every state. Our attorneys discuss how litigation related to COVID-19 shutdowns has put pressure on insurers.

Lisa Bondurant to Speak at DRI Virtual Summit

Sep 09 2020
Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Lisa Bondurant is a featured speaker at this year’s Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Summit, taking place virtually on October 21-23. The conference will feature networking opportunities, education sessions offering up to 9 hours of CLE credit, and an exhibitor showcase complete with virtual sponsor booths.

Business Interruption Coverage, OSHA Issues & Workers’ Compensation Issues in the COVID-19 Era

May 15 2020
When things are going well, insurance coverage, workers’ compensation and OSHA compliance may not be front-burner issues for companies. But in the COVID-19 environment, such “rainy day” topics are top of mind concerns of company leaders and their legal counsel. On May 8, Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Cal Adams, Mason Freeman, Rachel Keen, Jonathan Reich and Gemma Saluta conducted a webinar on what business leaders need to know about workers’ compensation, insurance coverage and OSHA regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdown/reopening period. While the webinar discussion focused on North Carolina businesses, many of the topics discussed are applicable to companies operating in many states.

The Benefits, Concerns and Considerations of Remote Depositions and Mediations in the COVID-19 Climate

Apr 28 2020
Remote depositions and mediations have been taking place for more than 20 years. As videoconferencing tools have improved (think Webex, Zoom, etc.), business litigators and their client have become increasingly comfortable conducting such sessions in a remote setting. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the pace of conducting depositions and mediations via videoconference. Sessions that just a few weeks ago may have been conducted in person now must be conducted remotely due to public health concerns and related stay-at-home orders.

State Department of Insurance Statements About Business Interruption coverage

Apr 03 2020
Various State Departments of Insurance and other insurance regulators around the country have already begun issuing statements anticipating the coverage and enforcement issues that are likely to arise from the effects of COVID-19. Statements issued by the departments in WBD’s footprint are included below. Determinations about the applicability of business interruption or civil authority coverage can be very fact-intensive; if you have any questions, contact your broker or one of our insurance coverage lawyers.