Coronavirus and Business Income Claims

Coronavirus and Business Income Claims

Authored by Sloane and Walsh, LLP attorneys Tony Antonellis, Brendan Labbe and Emma A. Coppola. With the coronavirus spreading throughout the nation, and public and governmental precautions mounting, many businesses in the hospitality and other industries are...
Matching: A Guide to the Principle & Case Law Update

Matching: A Guide to the Principle & Case Law Update

  Authored by: Brendan L. Labbe, Esq.,  Sloane and Walsh, LLP Blabbe@sloanewalsh.com857-321-7091 A string of recent court decisions across the nation have addressed the prominent issue of matching in first-party property insurance claims.  In addition to...
Commerce Ins. Co. v. Szafarowicz: the New Road-Map for Insurance Coverage Litigation’s Impact on the Related Tort Case and Circumstances in which an Insured’s Settlement with the Plaintiff Is “Reasonable” Only If It Is Within The Insured’s Policy Limits.

Commerce Ins. Co. v. Szafarowicz: the New Road-Map for Insurance Coverage Litigation’s Impact on the Related Tort Case and Circumstances in which an Insured’s Settlement with the Plaintiff Is “Reasonable” Only If It Is Within The Insured’s Policy Limits.

by Laura Meyer Gregory and John P. Ryan, Sloane and Walsh, LLP On October 1, 2019, the Supreme Judicial Court issued a decision in Commerce Insurance Company v. Justina M. Szafarowicz, et al. addressing the following issues in the context of a motor vehicle insurer...
The Broad Evidence Rule: A Trend in Loss Valuation

The Broad Evidence Rule: A Trend in Loss Valuation

  Introduction: What is the Broad Evidence Rule? Actual cash value (“ACV”) is most commonly determined by calculating the replacement cost value, less depreciation.  However, there are other methods of calculation that have been adopted by courts, such as fair...