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  • Legal Alerts
    |January 20, 2022

    The past year brought numerous changes to Colorado’s employment laws, including those governing the hiring process, wage and hour payments, and anti-discrimination protections. Lewis Brisbois’ Labor & Employment team is here to help you keep track of these new and notable changes and ensure compliance of your business’ operations. This alert provides a deeper dive into some of the bigger changes.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |January 20, 2022

    Following up on our recent alerts regarding the New York legislature’s newest insurance disclosure requirements under CPLR 3101(f), the amended text of Senate Bill S7882 has now passed committee and is waiting for the floor calendar before being presented to the Senate and Assembly. If passed and then signed by the Governor, the amended bill would differ from the prior version in several key ways.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |January 20, 2022

    New York State recently enacted the Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act, amending the C.P.L.R. As we discussed in our recent alert, these amendments will be unduly onerous on both carriers and insureds. Governor Kathy Hochul would appear to agree and "redlined" the bill with numerous proposed changes before signing it.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |January 20, 2022

    On December 31, 2021, New York State Governor Hochul signed into law the Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act. The alleged justification for the act was to reduce the use of “delaying tactics” by compelling disclosure of the complete primary, excess, and umbrella policies implicated by the claim. These amendments will be unduly onerous on both carriers and defense counsel—for a multitude of reasons. It imposes an obligation on the insurer to immediately identify excess policies, eroding policies, and other information or contracts that affect the available coverage.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |January 19, 2022

    2021 was a productive year for the members of the Rhode Island General Assembly. Against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Assembly passed several significant pieces of labor and employment legislation.

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  • Newsletters
    |January 19, 2022
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  • Articles
    |January 19, 2022

    There is much variety among the insurance law decisions issued by Florida courts over the past year, although the majority of rulings fall under property insurance. There is an amusing quote from one of the Select Decisions: “As a general matter, insurance policies and insurance salesmen have long been the butt of jokes. The former are not known for beautiful prose nor the latter for exciting conversation.”

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  • Articles
    |January 19, 2022

    In the world of state legislation, it only matters when the Governor signs a bill into law. Therefore, please consider the bills described below as nothing more than a “heads up” of potential changes to Florida statutes. These bills are currently in the Florida House and Senate and are slated to be addressed in the 2022 Session.

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  • Articles
    |January 19, 2022

    On December 21, 2021, the Florida Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction arising from State Farm Fla. Ins. Co. v. Parrish, 312 So. 3d 145, 151 (Fla. 2d DCA 2021), holding “[w]e certify conflict with Brickell, to the extent it holds that a public adjuster who has a contingency interest in an insured's appraisal award or represents an insured in an appraisal process can serve as a ‘disinterested appraiser’ under a policy's appraisal provision.”

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  • Newsletters
    |January 19, 2022
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