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Period of Restoration and Extended Business Interruption Coverage: District of New Jersey Decision Provides Useful Insight

The United States District Court, District of New Jersey recently issued a decision that is helpful in defining the scope of business interruption coverage with respect to “period of restoration” and extended business income coverage. Milk Indus. Mgmt. Corp. v. Travelers Indem. Co. of Am., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147743 (D.N.J. Aug. 30, 2018). The … Continue Reading

Recent Decision Finds No Business Income Coverage Where Flood Caused Order of Civil Authority

When Super Storm Sandy struck the Northeast on October 29, 2012, states, cities, municipalities and towns up and down the East Coast ordered hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate from their homes and businesses.  In the aftermath of those mandatory evacuations, I published an article in the April 2013 issue of DRI’s For The … Continue Reading

Business Interruption Requires Complete Cessation of Operations: Fifth Circuit Affirms, In Part, Southern District of Texas Grant of Summary Judgment to Insurer

In GBP Partners Ltd. v. Maryland Casualty Company, 2013 U.S.App.LEXIS 563 (5th Cir. Jan. 4, 2013), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reviewed the entry of summary judgment by the trial court in favor of the insurer. GBP arose out of damage to the roof of a shopping center caused by the … Continue Reading

Hurricane Sandy Insurance Claims: What Insurers Should Focus On

Insurers are starting to deploy adjusters to handle claims from Hurricane Sandy. An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reports that “Disaster-modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates the industry’s share of losses at $7 billion to $15 billion. At the high end of that range, Sandy would become the third-most expensive storm for insurers in U.S. … Continue Reading

Contingent Business Interruption Coverage: District of Maryland Federal Court Finds Policy Terms Ambiguous As Basis For Finding Coverage

In Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Ltd v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140257 (D.Md., Sept. 28, 2012), the federal district court for the district of Maryland addressed an important issue regarding contingent business interruption coverage – what is a “direct” supplier of goods or services. As is explained in the opinion, contingent … Continue Reading
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