The 2021 New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention will be a virtual symposium. There will be exemplary, fully interactive continuing legal education, with tracks covering areas of law including family, criminal, real property, municipal court, diversity and inclusion, presidential initiatives, and more. Attendees can earn up to 16.2 CLE credits over the course of the three days!
Insurance Coverage Issues and Trends Raised by Coronavirus Losses
May 19, 2021 at 3:00pm EST
Panelists: Bethany L. Barrese, Partner, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C., Kathleen J. Devlin, Chair, Insurance Law Section, Kinney Lisovisc Reilly & Wolff P.C., Jonathan A. Messer, Assistant General Counsel, Greater New York Insurance Companies, and Kenneth Sharperson, Esq., Weber Gallagher, Bedminster
The COVID pandemic is, and will continue to be, a transformative and costly event. This seminar will prepare attorneys to help their clients, policyholders, and insurance carriers understand the insurance coverage implications stemming from COVID-19 claims, discuss available resources, and warn about potential pitfalls. Practitioners will learn how the insurance marketplace responded to COVID-19 claims. The panelists will discuss various topics including:
A. Survey of insurance responses to COVID-19 claims:
Topics will include the following:
• Healthcare and workers’ compensation coverages
• Employment-related coverages
• General liability coverages
• Property/business income coverages
• Management, cyber and representations and warranties coverages
B. Business Interruption
Business interruption claims are on the rise because of the pandemic. Our discussion will include:
• Overview of a typical insuring agreement for a commercial property policy
• Categories of coverage that may permit recovery of lost profits
• Key coverage issues
C. Regulatory Estoppel
This section of the presentation will provide a background on the development of regulatory estoppel in New Jersey and discuss how courts have addressed the regulatory estoppel argument in COVID 19 cases.
D. Evolution of Pandemic Insurance Disputes and Caselaw
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