Digital commercialization for insurers in Latin America ceased to be a long-term development project to became a top priority to them. It gained special relevance during the year 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, whose effects prevented the insurance market from commercializing its products through the customary mechanisms. As jurisdictions in Latin America have several
A summary of the background to the test case and the keys issues following the conclusion of the hearing On 30 July 2020, the High Court hearing of the FCA’s business interruption insurance test case concluded. The FCA intends to resolve the uncertainty as to how business interruption insurance policies should respond to Covid-19 related
Rick Hammond, current member of Insuralex´s board of directors, Illinois Defense Counsel (IDC) past president and partner with HeplerBroom LLC, has been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the newly formed Task Force on Court Operations During COVID-19. Rick will act as the voice for IDC and the defense bar on the task force.
On July 13, 2020, the Washington court of appeals issued the third in a trilogy of decisions regarding whether a showing of actual knowledge or awareness that a product is sold in Washington is necessary to support personal jurisdiction in stream-of-commerce cases. In Noll v. American Biltrite, Inc., Case No. No. 77888-9-I, 2020 WL 3960362 (Wash.
Businesses across most landscapes have suffered immensely due to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Business insurance appears to be no exception. In a ground-breaking decision, the Western Cape High Court in the case of Café Chameleon v Guardrisk Insurance Company Ltd (WCHC, Case no. 5736/2020, 26 June 2020) ruled against an insurer for payment of
One of the less exciting components of litigation is the burden of proof. The lack of excitement, however, masks its importance. In many instances, which party is assigned the burden of proof determines the outcome – the party with the burden of proof loses. Some members of the California legislature are using this reality to