- Blog: Hunton Insurance Recovery BlogNew Hampshire Court Finds Hoteliers Sustained Covered COVID-19 BI LossPosted on June 18, 2021 by Jonathan O. Aihie and Michael S. LevineOn Tuesday, a New Hampshire trial court awarded summary judgment to the owner of scores of hotels after finding that the hotels sustained covered “physical loss of or damage to” insured property caused by the pandemic presence of COVID-19 and its viral agent, SARS-CoV-2. The merits ruling is yet another recent victory for policyholders who continue to make headway against an early wave of insurance company dismissals, most of which, unlike the ruling on Tuesday, never considered evidence in support of their decisions. Continue Reading
- Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsGroup Health Plan Service Contracts Trigger Compensation DisclosuresPosted on June 16, 2021 by Haynes and Boone Benefits GroupAmong the new requirements that are, or soon will be, imposed on employer-sponsored group health plans subject to ERISA (“GHPs”) by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “CAA”) are compensation disclosure requirements which apply to GHPs and certain of their third-party service providers. Background ERISA contains prohibitions on certain transactions between an employee benefit […] The post Group Health Plan Service Contracts Trigger Compensation Disclosures appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
- Blog: Waller Law BlogOSHAs new mandatory COVID-19 guidance for healthcare employers and employeesPosted on June 10, 2021 by The new Emergency Temporary Standard that healthcare employers must implement and adhere to in light of COVID-19 is mandatory.
- Blog: Data Security Law BlogSupreme Court Narrowly Interprets CFAA to Avoid Criminalizing “Commonplace Computer Activity”Posted on June 7, 2021 by Patricia S. Kim, Maren J. MessingOn June 3, 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued a 6-3 opinion in Van Buren v. United States, No. 19-783, resolving the circuit split regarding what it means to “exceed authorization” for purposes of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (the “CFAA”). The Court held that only those who obtain information from particular areas [...]
- Blog: It Pays to Be CoveredWyoming Supreme Court Rules Refinery Company Can Seek Extracontractual Insurance Recovery Against Holdout InsurerPosted on May 24, 2021 by Marc James Ayers, G. Benjamin Milam, Geoffrey Greeves and A. Kate MargolisIn a landmark victory for policyholders, the Supreme Court of Wyoming found that a subsidiary of Sinclair Oil can invoke statutory bad faith damages after prevailing in a coverage dispute with its insurer, Infrassure. The court rejected the district court’s analysis that supported the insurer’s narrow interpretation of the state’s insurance code. On certification from...