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September 2020 Newsletter

The Latest Trends in Business Interruption Coverage Litigation as a Result of COVID-19 By Thomas Paschos, Esq. and Jonathan B. O’Brien, Esq.  Insurers have scored a number of favorable decisions around the country involving “business interruption” claims. The scorecard is not perfect though, and with over a thousand filings, and decisions on defendants’ Motions to […]

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A New Pandemic; COVID-19 Lawsuits Target Colleges and Universities.

By Jonathan B. Burns, Esq. and Thomas Paschos, Esq.  Even before local and state authorities issued stay at home and suspension of business orders, Colleges and Universities around the country canceled in-person classes and directed students to vacate dormitories. Suddenly the college experience became virtual. Classes resumed over webcasts, seniors logged into their commencement ceremonies, […]

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Damages for Lost Wages Qualify as Compensation under Railroad Retirement Tax Act

BNSF Railway Co. v. Loos Earlier this term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in BNSF Railway Co. v. Loos that damages for lost wages qualified as “compensation” because they were payments for working time lost due to a work-related injury and thus were subject to employment taxes under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (“RRTA”). Facts […]

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