COVID-19 Insurance Claims May Not Be Such a Lost Cause


CLE credits earned: 1 GENERAL CREDIT (WA 1 Law and Legal)

This one-hour presentation will be a panel discussion on the rapidly emerging Covid-19-related business interruption claims litigation. In the context of these cases, this presentation will touch on insurance policy review, exclusions to be on the lookout for, potential claims: class or individual actions, theories of liability, likely defenses, and recoverable damages.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Reviewing Insurance Policies for Business Interruption Coverage and Potential Exclusion Pitfalls

• The COVID-19 Litigation Landscape: Pending Actions and the JPML Process

• Business Income Losses: Theories of Liability and Likely Defenses

• Recoverable Damages for the “Period of Recovery”

Date / Time: August 12, 2020

•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
•   10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: June 9, 2020

Steven C. Marks
Steven C. Marks is managing partner at Podhurst Orseck. Steve focuses on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, product liability, aviation litigation, complex commercial litigation, and class actions. He has acted as lead counsel, appointed court counsel and/or counsel representing victims in a number of commercial class actions and major airline crashes, including: NFL Concussion Litigation Executive Committee Member and co-lead settlement class counsel, 2014; acting as lead Plaintiffs’ counsel in the American Airlines Flight 331, crash in Jamaica, 2010; acting as co–lead trial counsel for the California State Court plaintiffs’ after a Silk Air crash between Jakarta and Singapore in 1997; acting as lead liaison counsel for the State Court and Federal multi–district litigation (MDL) plaintiffs’ steering committees over the ValuJet Flt. 592 crash, Everglades, 1996, and acting as a member of the MDL plaintiffs’ steering committee for the Arrow Air military charter crash, Newfoundland, 1985.
He is listed in Florida Trend’s “Florida Legal Elite,” 2009, 2013; Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2018; Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators “New Star” 2006 and 2007; South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2007-2018; The Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2016, 2017; Best Lawyers in America 2007-2020; Chamber’s USA’s Guide to Leading Lawyers for Business 2008-2010, 2014-2018, named in the Daily Business Review’s “Most Effective Lawyers” 2010 and “Professional Excellence – Distinguished Leaders” 2017.
Steve is also a Trustee for the National YoungArts Foundation.

Lea P. Bucciero
Lea is a Miami native. She is an honors summa cum laude graduate from the University of Miami School of Law. During law school, Lea was a member of the Moot Court Board, was an Articles and Comments Editor for the University of Miami Law Review, interned for a federal magistrate judge and interned at the Federal Public Defender’s Office. Lea is on the Miami-Dade Justice Association Board of Directors.
Lea is also a magna cum laude graduate of Florida International University in International Business and Management. Prior to attending law school, Lea worked as a sales engineer for a satellite and fibre media-broadcast company.
Lea’s practice includes complex litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability cases. Lea is a partner at Podhurst Orseck, P.A., and is a member of the Florida Bar.

Kristina M. Infante
Kristina Infante’s practice focuses on products liability claims, complex commercial litigation, and class actions. Much of her practice is focused on mass torts and aviation litigation. She currently serves on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the litigation arising out of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
Kristina previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Adalberto Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She received her Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2014, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as an editor on the New York University Law Review. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University.

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