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Western District of Texas provides insureds with "out" to skirt federal jurisdiction in COVID-19 business interruption coverage cases

10.20.20  |  In Orsatti v. Allstate, the Western District of Texas remanded a COVID-19 business interruption coverage case back to state court, finding the lawsuit properly stated a cause of action against the individual claims adjuster. The adjuster, who was alleged to have failed to fully investigate the insured's business interruption claim before issuing a denial, was a citizen of the same state as the insured thereby depriving the federal court of subject matter jurisdiction. 

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Attorney Spotlight

We are pleased to welcome associate attorneys Malika Baker, Travis Hoehn and Brett Simon in Kansas City and Koki Sabatés in St. Louis.  Baker, Hoehn and Sabates were recently admitted to practice in Missouri, having previously served as summer law clerks with the firm.  Simon has been practicing for over five years. 

COVID-19 Business Continuity Update (05.13.2020)

We recognize the disruption COVID-19 has caused to the working and personal lives of our clients, colleagues, and personnel. Since the beginning of the crisis, we have been dedicated to ensuring uninterrupted service to our clients and to protecting the health of our colleagues and personnel. Read More

 
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