Business Interruption Insurance Claims and Denials – Your Coverage May Vary

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Business interruption insurance is intended to cover income lost because ordinary operations are disrupted (typically by a natural disaster, but also because of government action in some cases). Has anything in recent memory been more disruptive to business operations than COVID-19? Business interruption is an optional extra added on to casualty insurance (your commercial general liability policy, property damage coverage, etc.). If you do not know whether you have it, you should probably stop reading now, and go check. While you are checking, look to see whether you have endorsements or riders specifically covering communicable diseases. Your business interruption policy …

Ohio Enforcement Regarding “Essential” Business Determinations

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As virtually all Ohio residents and business owners know, Dr. Amy Acton, the Director of Ohio’s Department of Health, issued a “Stay at Home Order” on March 22, 2020, and issued an amended and extended Stay at Home Order through May 1, 2020, on April 2, 2020. Dr. Acton’s Order requires “all businesses and operations” in Ohio to cease all activities except “Minimum Basic Operations” unless the business activities consist only of employees working from home. The Order permits “Essential Businesses and Operations” to continue – with requirements relating to social distancing to protect employees and patrons. The Order prompted …

UPDATED: Federal and State Courts in Ohio Extend Deadlines and Change Procedures

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We previously reported that Ohio’s General Assembly passed emergency COVID-19 legislation that “tolled” or postponed all statutory deadlines in the State of Ohio that otherwise would have expired between March 9, 2020 and July 30, 2020. That post can be found here.  Since that time, the Ohio Supreme Court issued an order on March 27, 2020 tolling the time requirements imposed by Ohio court rules that otherwise would have expired between March 9, 2020 and July 30, 2020 (or the expiration of Governor Mike DeWine’s emergency order, Executive Order 2020-01D, whichever comes sooner). While the Supreme Court did not close …

Gentry Participates in Oakwood Hollinger Tennis Center Rededication

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As President of Hollinger Tennis Center, attorney Dan Gentry was present at the July 4th celebration and renaming of the tennis facilities, now known as the “City of Oakwood Hollinger Memorial Tennis Center.” The rededication and new name reflect the new partnership between the City and the nonprofit Club, which celebrates seventy years of operation this year. “By partnering with the City of Oakwood, we hope to expand membership and continue to improve our tennis facilities, which are acknowledged to be the best clay courts in the area,” said Gentry. “We welcome and appreciate the City’s efforts to integrate the …

Talda and Gentry To Give Presentation to DBA Corporate Counsel

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Coolidge attorneys Richard Talda and Dan Gentry will be giving a presentation to the Corporate Counsel of the Dayton Bar Association on April 27. Their talk, “Caveat Emptor: Arbitration Insights — It May Cost More Than You Think,” will examine the preference under both Federal and Ohio law for enforcing arbitration agreements; the intended benefits for arbitration; and how well arbitration delivers on those intended benefits versus resolving disputes in traditional court proceedings.