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Author: Karen Beach


28
Apr

Are Your COVID Losses Covered? Potential Insurance Coverage Issues for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Faced with mounting lost profits and escalating expenses related to COVID-19, including potential liability to third parties, business owners are turning to their insurance policies to cover these losses.  The following is intended as a roadmap of potential coverage issues related to COVID-19 in th[...]
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16
Apr

COVID-19 Update: CARES Act

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020 in response to the health, economic and employment crises currently being wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.  One key feature of the CARES Act for small businesses (under 500 employees) is the “p[...]
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24
Mar

Michigan Supreme Court Orders Case Initiation Deadlines to “Stay in Place” During State of Emergency

Following Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s declaration of a state of emergency beginning March 24, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an Administrative Order suspending certain deadlines relating to the initiation of civil and probate cases in Michigan’s courts.  Mirroring the Governor’s orde[...]
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26
Feb

New Court Of Appeals Decision Tips Scales of Equity Against Insurers in Rescission Cases Involving Innocent Third Parties

Following the Michigan Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Bazzi v Sentinel Ins Co, lower courts were given the vague mandate to “balance the equities” between innocent defrauded insurance companies and innocent injured third-party claimants when a policy is rescinded.  Some courts responded by [...]
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