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Industry Thought Leaders Reflect on 2020 and Predict Trends for 2021, Insurance Coverage Law Center

January 20, 2021

Partners David Cox, Scott Fischer, and Jay Konkel were quoted in an Insurance Coverage Law Center article in which industry professionals reflected on the previous year and shared their 2021 predictions for the insurance industry. Reflecting on 2020, Scott said, “The start of the pandemic caused lock-downs and there were numerous calls for regulators or legislatures to eliminate or re-write pandemic, communicable disease or public order exclusions.” Suggesting that there will be an uptick in litigation in 2021, David and Jay observed, “In the wake of the favorable rulings for policyholders in the suits for coverage for the opioid lawsuits, there has been an outbreak of additional coverage actions initiated by policyholders and insurers that have been sitting on the sidelines in states like California and Ohio.”

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