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Podhurst Orseck Receives  ‘Litigation Department of the Year’ Award Podhurst Orseck Receives ‘Litigation Department of the Year’ Award
Posted on June 17, 2020

Podhurst Orseck Receives ‘Litigation Department of the Year’ Award   Miami’s preeminent litigation firm is recognized as one of this year’s Daily Business Review’s “Professional Excellence” award recipients Miami-based litigation boutique Podhurst Orseck is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected as one of the honorees for the 2020 Daily Business Review Professional […]

Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Podhurst Orseck  Attorneys and Practices Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Podhurst Orseck Attorneys and Practices
Posted on June 17, 2020

Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Podhurst Orseck Attorneys and Practices Seven Podhurst Orseck attorneys and two practices are recognized among the nation’s leading law firms in annual rankings The 2020 edition of Chambers USA, one of the most prestigious legal publications in the world, recognizes seven Podhurst Orseck attorneys as leaders in their respective practices. Additionally, […]

$553 Million Accord for US. Drivers Over Takata Airbags $553 Million Accord for US. Drivers Over Takata Airbags
Posted on May 04, 2020

Cars that were traded in during the Takata recall in a car lot in West Palm Beach. Fla , in January.Scott McIntyre for The New York Times The legal battle over the deadly flaws in Takata airbags moved a step closer to resolution on Thursday when four automakers agreed to compensate owners of recalled cars. […]

Miami Beach salon sues Lloyd’s of London over coronavirus claim Miami Beach salon sues Lloyd’s of London over coronavirus claim
Posted on May 01, 2020

South Florida businesses are starting to sue insurers for denying business interruption claims TRD MIAMI / May 01, 2020 10:30 AM By Keith Larsen Another South Florida business has sued an insurer for rejecting its coronavirus business interruption claim. Atma Beauty at 1874 West Avenue in Miami Beach filed a lawsuit against HDI Global Specialty […]

Attorneys Seek MDL Over COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Denials Attorneys Seek MDL Over COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Denials
Posted on April 30, 2020

Podhurst Orseck in Miami is among the law firms suing Lloyd’s of London underwriters for denying claims, and the flow of new cases is growing. By Amanda Bronstad April 27, 2020 at 12:30 PM The original version of this story was published on The Legal Intelligencer Anticipating growth in the number of business-interruption lawsuits being […]

Fort Lauderdale restaurant sues insurer over failure to pay business interruption claim Fort Lauderdale restaurant sues insurer over failure to pay business interruption claim
Posted on April 29, 2020

By RON HURTIBISE Owners of Fort Lauderdale restaurant IT! Italy Ristorante Café & Bar filed suit Monday against global insurance giant Chubb Limited and its subsidiary Westchester Surplus  Lines over the insurer’s failure to pay a business COVID-19-related interruption claim. The suit by the restaurant’s parent company, Cafe International Holding Company LLC, is an opening salvo […]

Chubb Accused Of Sidestepping COVID-19 Closure Claims Chubb Accused Of Sidestepping COVID-19 Closure Claims
Posted on April 29, 2020

By Nathan Hale Law360 (April 20, 2020, 6:11 PM EDT) — Chubb Ltd. was accused Monday of wrongly denying business interruption claims arising from closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, in a shuttered South Florida restaurant’s proposed class action filed in federal court. The owner of IT! Italy Ristorante Café & Bar in downtown Fort Lauderdale, […]

More Suits To Come: Podhurst Orseck, Boies Schiller Unite To Sue Insurer Denying COVID-19 Coverage More Suits To Come: Podhurst Orseck, Boies Schiller Unite To Sue Insurer Denying COVID-19 Coverage
Posted on April 29, 2020

By Raychel Lean | April 21, 2020 at 02:02 PM “If we are unable to prevail in this particular case with such a clear policy, that means every insurer will get off the hook and avoid meeting its obligations, even though it collected premiums for years and years,” said Podhurst Orseck partner Steven Marks.” Stephen N. Zack of […]

Fla. Beauty Salon Says Insurer Won’t Cover COVID-19 Losses Fla. Beauty Salon Says Insurer Won’t Cover COVID-19 Losses
Posted on April 29, 2020

By Carolina Bolado   Law360 (April 28, 2020, 5:53 PM EDT) — A Florida beauty salon hit insurer HDI Global Specialty SE with a proposed class suit on Monday over the insurer’s alleged failure to cover losses and expenses the business incurred after it was forced to shutter due to the coronavirus pandemic. Atma Beauty, a full-service […]

A restaurant’s lawsuit says coronavirus losses covered, but insurance giant won’t pay A restaurant’s lawsuit says coronavirus losses covered, but insurance giant won’t pay
Posted on April 29, 2020

BY DAVID J. NEAL A Fort Lauderdale restaurant’s federal class action lawsuit says its comprehensive insurance coverage includes the losses it has suffered during the novel coronavirus restaurant dining shutdown, but the insurer won’t pay. The lawsuit involves IT! italy Ristorante and Bar, 500 E. Las Olas Blvd., insurance company Westchester Surplus Lines and Westchester’s […]