In Big Red Management Corporation v. Zurich American Insurance Company, the Court granted insurance company Zurich’s motion to dismiss, concluding yet again that many insurance policies do not cover losses associated with Covid-19 and mandated closures.
Big Red Management Corporation (“Big Red”) manages roughly a dozen restaurants in the Philadelphia region. All Big Red’s restaurants were...Read More
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On November 18, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a non-precedential opinion in the case of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co v. Penn National Mutual Casualty arising out of an appeal filed by Penn National Mutual Insurance Company (“Penn National”) of an order directing Penn National to defend and indemnify an entity insured by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (“Liberty...Read More
As I note in the intro of this episode, Jeremy Richter makes me feel like I’m not doing enough professionally. He’s a seasoned trial attorney based in Birmingham, Alabama, and also a podcaster, a published author (both fiction and non-fiction), and active social media marketer. Jeremy and I met a few years back in conjunction with the DRI Law Practice Management Group, where we...Read More
We’ve all had one, a pro se condo commando files a multi-hundred page kitchen sink complaint. The first reaction is to brush it off. Then one gets to thinking . . . Is there a duty to defend? To indemnify? If so, for what? Two, four, six or more years later defense counsel says yes, we want this over too — we are trying, we really are but he keeps filing stuff, the guy won’t go away …
How similar are jury selection and performing stand-up comedy? This question has probably occurred to anyone who has ever selected a jury, particularly in a civil case where there is no judicial presence in the room. In this episode of Call Your Next Witness, we have the perfect guest to delve into this topic with us!
Mike Rabinowitz is no stranger to being in front of an audience, whether...Read More
On this week’s episode, Georgia Coats and Brian Gibbons interview Dr. Justin P Schor an engineer and collision reconstruction expert with DJS Associates, Inc. — a family owned forensic engineering firm where Dr. Schorr has worked since he was a child. In addition to his collision reconstruction and biomechanical experience, we spent much of the interview discussing autonomous...Read More
James W. Scott, Jr., Counsel in the Philadelphia office of Wade Clark Mulcahy LLP, was elected President of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute at its Annual Conference at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, PA.
PDI is the statewide organization of civil defense counsel and insurance professionals. Jim is a past President of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel. As such, he...Read More
It would not be uncommon for any New Yorker on any given day to run into a bodega or small store for a random needed item. It would also not be uncommon for that bodega or small store to also house a family of people, usually the owner of the business itself. However, when operating a business in a space also used jointly for residential purposes, the waters become murky when it comes to...Read More
Today’s guest on the Call Your Next Witness podcast, Jessica Zimmerman, is a former prosecutor, civil defense attorney and third-party administrator. She now works directly for an insurance company. Her varying perspectives viewing the world of litigation, both as a litigator and risk manager, give Jessica unique insights toward how we evaluate and defend claims. Did Jessica...Read More