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CDC, States’ Reporting of Virus Test Data Causes Confusion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming _ and whether another round of stay-at-home orders …

Louisiana High Court Addresses Insurance Spoliation Issue

The issue of spoliation of evidence is becoming increasingly problematic for insurance companies. The Louisiana Supreme Court recently considered the question of whether an insurer can be held liable for negligent spoliation of evidence when it failed to preserve a …

Recent Cases Consider Illusory Coverage Arguments

When the literal language or structure of an insurance policy gives the policyholder the impression of coverage but effectively negates any meaningful coverage, coverage is said to be “illusory.” The theory of illusory coverage holds that policies should be construed …