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Oklahoma Supreme Court joins majority of COVID-19 decisions and finds for insurer in COVID-19 coverage dispute with Cherokee Nation
The Oklahoma Supreme Court is the most recent state high court to hold that property insurance policies do not provide coverage for COVID-19 related business interruption losses. In Cherokee Nation v. Lexington Insurance Company, 2022 OK 71 (Sept. 13, 2022), the court reversed a trial court’s ruling that a Tribal Property Insurance Program (TPIP) policy provided coverage for the Cherokee Nation’s alleged business interruption losses resulting from its temporary closure of its properties in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Q&A - Thomas Seery - Associate, Philadelphia
We asked Thomas Seery to give some insight into his role as an Associate in our Philadelphia office and to give an idea of what it’s like working for a global law firm.
Split decision by Pennsylvania Supreme Court highlights bad faith issues to be litigated in the future
An evenly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of a two decade old insurance bad faith action, upholding the lower court’s ruling that the insurer did not act in bad faith. But in doing so, the court’s opposing opinions highlight unresolved and emerging issues in Pennsylvania bad faith law.