Covid-19 has led to an unprecedented closure of businesses world-wide. Many businesses have business interruption insurance which is intended to cover losses when business is shut down or curtailed because of damage to property or order of civil authority. Accordingly, Covid-19 has led to an unprecedented number of business interruption insurance claims.
Such claims tread into an undeveloped area of law. When and under what conditions may a virus be deemed to be “property damage?” When and under what conditions will coverage be afforded for closure due to order of “civil authority?”
California Attorneys Fees: 2018
This program will focus on tips for claiming and obtaining California attorney’s fees in both California state and federal courts. It will cover these topics: (1) bases for requesting attorney’s fees; (2) how to structure fee petitions/motions; (3) how to attack fee petitions/motions; (4) how to develop the record in fee proceedings and what type of orders to request/fashion for future appeal; (5) tips for arguing fee issues before California state appellate courts/the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and (5) selected issues of importance in the arbitration, SLAPP, civil rights, family law, private attorney general, and class action areas.
This webinar will cover an array of issues faced by litigants and practitioners where alter ego or successor liability theories are advanced during litigation. Among other things, the webinar will explore the contours of the alter ego and successor liability doctrines; proper pleading of these doctrines; discovery strategies for both plaintiffs and defendants; proof issues faced by both sides when these doctrines are at play; trial issues on who decides these equitable issues; post-judgment attorney’s fees claims and defenses; and post-judgment efforts to amend a judgment to include alter egos and successors as additional judgment debtors.
Bridgeport’s Annual Class Action Conference explores and explains the changing landscape of class actions. Because the world of class action litigation is always changing, Corporate Counsel and Civil litigators who practice in this area are aware that there have been significant developments both in the practice and the law, both Nationally and in California. Plaintiff and defense attorneys and in-house counsel need to be up to date on the changes involving class action legislation, certification, procedure, presentation, arbitration, settlements and more. The 2020 Conference will take a careful look at the most litigated issues facing practitioners today and going forward. This conference is chaired by Bethany W. Kristovich, Munger, of Tolles & Olson and Kevin F. Ruf of Glancy Prongay & Murray.