Does COVID-19 Fall Under Insurers’ Pollution Exclusions? What Realtors┬« & Other Business Owners Need to Know

In our March 31, 2020 article, we discussed the possibility of your business having coverage from losses resulting from closures due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Since the issuance of statewide and municipal stay-at-home orders, the insurance industry has seen an influx in first-party (insured) claims as a direct result of COVID-19; however, there is the possibility that third-party claims may drastically increase. This article explores how COVID-19 may be treated under liability provisions and exclusions specifically intended to cover or exclude environmental and pollution claims.

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Securities Losses from the Coronavirus – What Now?

It is likely many of you, your friends, family, and business associates have recently suffered substantial losses to your portfolios, 401(k) plans, deferred compensation plans, and related investment accounts. The question you must first ask is whether this was the fault of the market or was it primarily the fault of bad investment planning and advice by your broker.

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PIABA

Mr. Andre Perron recently attended the PIABA 2018 Annual Meeting where he attended seminars on a variety of topics such as damages in securities arbitration, Martin Rules and margin related litigation, investment products (cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings), ethical issues in dealing with elderly clients, option contracts, and structured products. Some of the most notable speakers […]

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