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Are Policyholder Wins + New Closure Orders “Game Changers” for NW Business Income Insurance Claims?
The last few weeks have seen both ups and downs for companies that are pursuing business income claims. On the upside, two Washington state courts have now held in favor of policyholders, ruling that government shutdown orders can constitute “physica...
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Oregon OSHA Adopts Significant COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Health Rules
Oregon has become the third state in the nation to enact a workplace safety and health standard specifically addressing the coronavirus. Many provisions of the new Oregon OSHA rule take effect November 16, 2020. While some of the more onerous provisi...
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Prominent Portland Culinary and Music Venues File Lawsuits Against Insurance Company
Our firm has filed lawsuits against Cincinnati Insurance Company in Multnomah County Circuit Court on behalf of RingSide Steakhouse, Mississippi Studios, Polaris Hall, and Revolution Hall, four cultural institutions that span Portland’s culinary root...
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Miller Nash Submits Second Amicus Brief in Support of Business Income Loss Coverage for COVID-19 Losses
Our policyholder-side Insurance Recovery Practice Team is proud to represent United Policyholders, Washington Hospitality Association, and National Independent Venue Association in submitting an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in opposition...
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School's Out For...A While: Flexible Work Arrangements in the Era of Ongoing School Closures
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, it is becoming clear that many students will not return to full-time, in-person learning in a classroom environment, at least not initially. Tha...
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What Employers Need to Know About the Impact of the August 8, 2020, Presidential Memorandum on Unemployment Insurance Benefits
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. Earlier this month, after Congress failed to extend emergency unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, President Donald J. Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum that provides additional w...
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