2nd Circuit Court of Appeals News

Two More Circuit Courts Reject COVID-19 Business-Interruption Claims

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the coronavirus did not cause a direct physical damage or loss to a New York City art gallery — issuing the latest in a long series of defeats for policyholders seeking …

Reinsurers Not Liable for Defense Costs Exceeding Policy Limits

Two reinsurers that shared part of the risk on a $25 million umbrella policy issued to a New York manufacturer nearly five decades ago are not liable for defense costs in addition to the policy limits, the 2nd Circuit Court …

2nd Circuit: Insurer Must Pay for Merchandise Lost in Warehouse’s Bankruptcy Sale

Chubb’s Federal Insurance Co. must pay more than $2 million to a fabric company that lost 22 trailer loads of merchandise when the Mississippi warehouse company that stored it filed for bankruptcy, sold the goods and pocketed the proceeds. A …

Labor Dept. Offers Overtime Guidance to Employers With Remote Workers

The U.S. Labor Department is reminding employers that they must make a reasonable effort to keep track of all hours worked by non-exempt employees — even those working varied hours from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The department’s Wage …

2nd Circuit Throws Out $64 Million Jury Award Against Fireman’s Fund

A federal appellate court on Tuesday overturned a jury’s award of $64 million against Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. for allegedly breaching the terms of a reinsurance agreement. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals found that Fireman’s Fund was not liable …