Cozen O'Connor

Pennsylvania Joins Oklahoma, Bans Homeowners Insurers From Attributing Earthquakes to Fracking

Last month we reported that the Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner had issued a bulletin cautioning earthquake insurers against denying claims on the basis that the quake was attributable to a man-made cause, which is to say oil…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Connecticut Affirms Personal Injury Coverage for Data Breach Requires Actual Publication

As expected, the Connecticut Supreme Court has affirmed decisions by both the trial court and intermediate appellate court that personal injury liability coverage for a business’s data loss or theft requires publication as a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Personal Injury, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Illinois Court Holds Vacancy Clause Does Not Bar Vandalism and Theft Claim by Mortgagee

In a case of first impression in Illinois, a unanimous panel of the state’s Appellate Court recently addressed the interplay between a vacancy clause and a mortgagee provision and held that the insured’s failure to comply with…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Does Your Wife Deserve A Bonus?

Does a wife deserve a monetary “bonus” for exemplary skills in housekeeping and child rearing? In some social circles, this is actually occurring. In fact, the trend was explored recently in a New York Times Op Ed piece, “Poor…more
| Family Law

Alabama’s High Court: No Contract Means No Bad Faith

In many states, pleading and proving the existence of a valid contract is necessary for both a breach of contract cause of action and also for a viable bad faith claim, and the Alabama Supreme Court addressed exactly that issue…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Uber and Other Startups Facing Independent Contractor Disputes

Perhaps the blurriest line in employment law is the difference between an independent contractor and employee. Companies prefer contractor status because it is cheaper and offers more flexibility…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation, Transportation

Sixth Circuit Refuses to Create a Cause of Action for Reverse Bad Faith

In an opinion handed down last week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to adopt a new cause of action under Kentucky law for a reverse bad faith claim by an insurer against its insured where the Kentucky Supreme Court…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Insurance

Iowa Court: Anti-Concurrent Causation Language Mandates That the Jury Determine Whether an Excluded Peril Was One Cause of the Loss

Last month, we discussed a recent Texas Supreme Court decision that enforced an anti-concurrent causation (ACC) clause.  The month of April also saw a unanimous panel on Iowa’s intermediate level appellate court do the same…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Visa Bulletin for June 2015 Issued

The Visa Bulletin for June 2015 has been issued by the Department of State. There was forward movement in most employment-based and family-based visa categories…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

SCOTUS to Consider Whether FCRA Violation Confers Article III Standing on Individual

On April 27, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari on a petition filed by Spokeo, Inc., asking the court to review the Ninth Circuit opinion in Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., 742 F.3d 409 (9th Cir. 2014)…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

SEC Proposes “Pay Versus Performance” Rules, as Required by Dodd-Frank

On April 29, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed for comment new “pay versus performance” rules that would require public company registrants to disclose the relationship between executive…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

DOT Revises Its “Mistaken Fares” Enforcement Policy

DOT’s Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings issued a notice temporarily amending its enforcement policy regarding airlines’ obligation to honor “mistaken fares.” Until now, DOT’s Enforcement Office has generally…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Transportation

Arizona Court: Argument that All Business Income Loss Caused by a Wildfire is Covered is “Off Base”

Several weeks ago in White Mt. Communities Hosp., Inc. v. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co., 2015 WL 1755372, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50900 (D. Ariz., Apr. 17, 2015), an Arizona federal court underscored that business interruption losses…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Update on Pre-Clearance at Airports

Airline travel can be a long, unpleasant process. Long lines are part of the problem. In the past, frequent fliers received complimentary TSA PreCheck status, but no more…more
| Immigration Law

Are We Becoming More Social?

It goes without saying that there’s been much attention given to the use of social media in litigation. As litigators, we regularly monitor Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social media networks to surveille those who…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Products Liability
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