A Mediator’s Take on COVID-19

The Insurance Law Section of the Texas Bar Published my article, “A Mediator’s Take on COVID-19.” I fully appreciate that right now policyholders and insurers are focused on crafting the winning coverage argument and not on settlement and, frankly, getting insurers to even consider paying some of these claims will be a challenge. That is actually a reason to involve a skilled mediator early in these cases. Even if the main coverage issues are not resolved mediation can be beneficial. Specifically, I tried to set forth the respective arguments concerning what constitutes “direct physical loss,” which is a key issue in many of the business loss lawsuits. Hopefully this might interest you or be of assistance, whatever side you are on. Read it here: https://www.insurancelawsection.org/a-mediators-take-on-covid-19/