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April Shutdown To June Flowering? Rise in Foot Traffic Competes With Virus

If April was the month Americans hunkered down at home to fight the coronavirus pandemic, June may prove the month they officially lost patience, venturing back to restaurants, beauty salons and other socially dense activities that hinted at an economic …

Business Owners Shut Doors or Turn to Telephone Sales During Pandemic

LAKE CHARLES, La. — After the mandatory shutdown of nonessential businesses in Louisiana during this coronavirus pandemic, several small business owners have been faced with making a new way of life. Two local businesses — Bauhaus Salon and Haus Spa …

Allianz: Facilities Shut Down During Virus Shutdown Pose New Risks

Many companies are having to shutdown their premises temporarily at short notice due to the Covid 19 pandemic. According to the risk consultants of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), improper action or negligence when decommissioning buildings and production facilities …

Viewpoint: Keeping Your Cases Moving During the COVID-19 Crisis

Many subrogation professionals will find themselves working from home in the near future. While much can be accomplished from a computer keyboard, there are certain activities essential to investigating and litigating subrogation files which are going to mandate a creative …

Another Restaurant Files Suit to Force Coverage for Virus Shutdown

Two California restaurants has filed a lawsuit against a unit of The Hartford, seeking a declaration that the owner’s commercial insurance policy covers losses caused by a statewide business shutdown ordered to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The lawsuit filed …

Native American Casino Owner Sues Lloyd’s, AIG Over Coronavirus Losses

A Native American tribe on Tuesday sued a group of insurance companies, asking a court to declare that losses it is incurring from shutting down its casinos during the coronavirus pandemic are covered by insurance. Among the defendants named in …

Massive Exxon Refinery Fire Poses a New Threat to Oil Demand

A fire broke out early Wednesday at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Baton Rouge oil refinery in Louisiana, halting production at the fifth-biggest fuel-making plant in the U.S. The outage at the massive complex — which supplies fuels across the southeast U.S. …

Cyberattack on New Orleans City Computers Called ‘Minimal’

NEW ORLEANS — Officials announced Saturday that no data was held for ransom and that a recovery operation is getting underway after a cyberattack a day earlier triggered a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans. Chief Information Officer …

Bankrupt Philadelphia Refinery Expects Second Insurance Payment

Insurers of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) have indicated they will make a second payment of $15 million from its property policy in connection to the June fire and subsequent shutdown of the plant, court documents showed. The payout will be …

California Governor Demands PG&E Accountability For Mismanaging Power Shutoffs

LOS ANGELES — California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co should be held accountable for mismanaging last week’s widespread power shutoffs and urged the company to provide credits or rebates to affected customers. …