Jurisdiction: United States

COVID-19 Daily Insurance Regulatory Updates To Keep You Informed During The Lockdown (March 29th, 2020)

In conjunction with the Locke Lord COVID-19 task force, we are reviewing, analyzing, and compiling information from state and federal resources, including insurance trade associations, to provide clients easy access to information during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions on the subject matter below, do not hesitate to reach out.

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COVID-19 Daily Insurance Regulatory Updates To Keep You Informed During The Lockdown (March 28th, 2020)

In conjunction with the Locke Lord COVID-19 task force, we are reviewing, analyzing, and compiling information from state and federal resources, including insurance trade associations, to provide clients easy access to information during this unprecedented time.  If you have any questions on the subject matter below, do not hesitate to reach out.  The information below relates to state and federal bulletins, emergency orders, pending/enacted legislation, and other related actions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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COVID-19 Daily Insurance Regulatory Updates To Keep You Informed During The Lockdown (March 27th, 2020)

In conjunction with the Locke Lord COVID-19 task force, we are reviewing, analyzing, and compiling information from state and federal resources, including insurance trade associations, to provide clients easy access to information during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions on the subject matter below, do not hesitate to reach out.

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Pandemic Risk Insurance Act – A TRIA-Inspired Model to Backstop the Business Interruption Insurance Market in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the United States and the sense of security of its citizenry in a way not seen since the tragedies of September 11th, 2001. The insurance industry, like the rest of us, is reacting in real time to the rapidly-evolving business climate, from managing the flow of claims to responding to federal and state-level mandates.

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COVID-19 Daily Insurance Regulatory Updates To Keep You Informed During The Lockdown (March 26th, 2020)

In conjunction with the Locke Lord COVID-19 task force, we are reviewing, analyzing, and compiling information from state and federal resources, including insurance trade associations, to provide clients easy access to information during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions on the subject matter below, do not hesitate to reach out.

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Minnesota Governor Issues Stay At Home Executive Order

On March 25th, Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-20 (the “Order”) directing Minnesotans to stay at home or in their place of residence except to engage in the Activities and Critical Sector work described by the Order. For purposes of the Order, homes or residences include hotels, motels, shared rental units, shelters, and similar facilities, to the extent they are used for lodging.

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Locke Lord QuickStudy: Texas Supreme Court Answers Certified Question Regarding an Insurer’s Duty to Defend

In Richards v. State Farm Lloyds, — S.W.3d —, 2020 WL 1313782 (Tex. Mar. 20, 2020), the Texas Supreme Court answered a certified question from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals about the scope of an insurer’s duty to defend its insured against third-party claims. In determining whether an insurer has a duty to defend, Texas generally uses the “eight corners rule,” under which an insurer’s duty to defend is determined by comparing the claims alleged within the four corners of the petition with the coverage provided within the four corners of the policy.

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