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Stephanie Dinan is an associate in the Construction and Policyholder Insurance Coverage Practice Groups. She clerked for the Hon. Anthony C. Epstein of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. Stephanie also worked as an extern for the Williamsburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

Louisiana Seeks to Protect Businesses, Big or Small, from COVID-19Louisiana, like many other states, has proposed two insurance coverage bills in response to COVID-19’s devastating impact on businesses. While Louisiana’s House bill is limited to small businesses, the Senate bill is not. Both require insurers to cover COVID-19 related losses under certain circumstances.

House Bill 858 requires every insurance policy issued to insureds with

Homesick for Home Games: Plaintiffs File Class-Action Suit Against MLB Demanding Refunds for TicketsCOVID-19 has changed the daily lives for all Americans, and this includes a spring with no baseball. Fans across the nation had tickets in hand for the 15 games set for Opening Day on March 26, 2020. However, on March 12, 2020, Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that Opening Day would be postponed.  Now, seven

States Look to Business Interruption Insurance Coverage to Save Small Businesses from COVID-19As COVID-19 halts commercial activity throughout the United States, states have jumped into action to preserve insurance coverage for small businesses. New Jersey led the way by proposing legislation requiring property policies to cover business interruption losses resulting from COVID-19:

“[n]otwithstanding the provisions of any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary, every policy