April 1, 2020

No Need to Social Distance from Traditional Policy Exclusions & Policy Interpretation Case Law When Assessing Coverage for Coronavirus Related Claims

Insurers of every ilk will no doubt face an onslaught of claims involving COVID-19 related losses. As the floodgates begin to open, insurers should examine their policies […]
March 31, 2020

Civil Authority – Loss of Business Coverage

Especially for small businesses, these are uncertain times. Many employers may turn to their insurers to assist in the losses of business income. But without fortuity, […]
March 25, 2020

Business Income Loss: COVID-19 and Direct Physical Losses

States across the nation are ordering restrictions to hinder the spread of COVID-19 – such as limiting crowd size and closing a myriad of businesses. These […]
February 7, 2020

Jury Finds AIG Client’s Refusal to Settle Was Not a Wrongful Act

Opinion: A medical malpractice carrier’s refusal to settle in its $200,000 limit was not a “wrongful act” despite a $14 million verdict against a Texas insured, […]
November 4, 2019

PA Court Strikes Down Statutory Seven-Year Statue of Repose as Violative of State’s Constitution

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down the statutory seven-year statute of repose as violative of the state’s constitution. Justice Sallie Updike Mundy, in the majority […]
June 13, 2019

Florida Justices to Mull Insurer’s Ability to Sue Law Firm

The Florida Supreme Court will review and hear oral argument on a lower court’s decision denying the ability of an insurance carrier to file a legal […]
April 30, 2019

PA Permits Expert Testimony Outside Four Corners of Report With Notice

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently affirmed that testimony outside the scope of a medical malpractice expert’s report was permissible where the opposing party was on notice […]
October 3, 2018

New Jersey Affidavit of Merit Changes

On September 1, 2018, New Jersey effectuated new Rules of Court including additions on the affidavit of merit requirement that jurists hope will alleviate frequent motion […]
August 15, 2018

Pennsylvania Superior Court Extends Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Actions

Pennsylvania Superior Court Extends Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Actions, Holding that a Plaintiff has Two Years from the Death of Loved One to Bring […]
October 28, 2015

Pennsylvania Court Refuses to Recognize a Civil Cause of Action for Data Breach Claims

June 2015. Feel free to direct questions or comments to Patrick Healey. Judge R. Stanton Wettick, Jr. of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas recently […]