Andrew G. Simpson, Claims Journal

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Past articles by Andrew:

Show Must Go On for Broadway Theaters’ Covid Loss Claim, Federal Judge Rules

A New York federal judge has refused to lower the curtain on a COVID-19 business loss claim by the owner of five Broadway theaters because the → Read More

New York City Agrees to $6M Settlement Over Police Response to George Floyd Protests

About 320 people arrested during a George Floyd protest in the Bronx on June 4, 2020, and who claim the police used excessive force and violated their → Read More

Insurer Faces Class Action for Depreciating Labor in Actual Cash Value Payments

Two Trumbull Insurance customers who believe they were short-changed on claims payments have filed a proposed class action suit against the insurer, → Read More

Federal Court Denies Massachusetts Hospital’s Covid-19 Business Interruption Claim

A Massachusetts hospital has been denied its insurance claim for Covid-19 related costs and lost revenues under business interruption and disease → Read More

NJ Court Orders Retrial to Allocate Liability in Premium Fraud Case

There will be a jury retrial on allocation of liability in a New Jersey workers' compensation premium fraud case won by Liberty Insurance Corp. against a → Read More

Eagles Safety Awarded $43.5M in Damages for Medical Malpractice Claim

A Philadelphia jury yesterday awarded former Philadelphia Eagles team captain Christopher Maragos $43.5 million in damages in a case of medical → Read More

Philadelphia Eagles Team Loses to Ex-Player in Workers’ Compensation Fight

The National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles football team has failed to score a victory in a disability case involving former linebacker Emmanuel → Read More

24 Models Sue 3 Insurers to Collect on $2M Deals With Strip Clubs Over Use of Photos

A group of 24 models is suing three insurers to collect more than $2 million in settlements stemming from the unauthorized use of their images by several → Read More

Heating Oil Leak Covered Because of Ambiguous Pollution Exclusion

The Rhode Island Supreme Court for the first time has found the definition of pollution in a commercial policy ambiguous enough to justify vacating a → Read More

Insurers, Agents Spared in New Jersey Shooting Claims

A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled that a New Jersey property owner is not entitled to insurance coverage for a shooting because it never disclosed → Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Insurance Agency Liable for Child Shooting at Home Office

The parents of a Maine three-year old boy who accidentally shot himself with a loaded pistol filed a negligence suit against the owner of a Vermont home → Read More

Proposed Class Action Alleges Liberty Mutual Website Violates Pa. Law

Liberty Mutual Insurance is the target of a proposed class action alleging that the company uses spyware on its website that violates Pennsylvania's → Read More

No Uninsured Motorist Coverage for Horse-Drawn Buggy, Delaware Ct. Rules

Delaware courts have never before been asked whether a horse-drawn buggy is a motor vehicle. Now a state court has definitively ruled that a horse-drawn → Read More

Judge Dismisses 1,000 Shingles Vaccine Claims Against Merck for Lack of Evidence

After four years of multidistrict litigation, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed 1,189 lawsuits claiming the Zostavax shingles vaccine by → Read More

Massachusetts High Court to Weigh Fate of 27,000 Drunk Driving Cases

On Wednesday, December 7, the Massachusetts high court is scheduled to begin considering a case that could result in the tossing of as many as 27,000 → Read More

Boston Man Convicted in Physical Therapy False Billing Scheme

A Boston man pleaded guilty in federal court in connection with a scheme to defraud an insurance company for physical therapy services that were not → Read More

Lawyer Calls Fatal Car Crash Into Apple Store ‘100% Preventable’ in Announcing Suit

The recent crash into an Apple storefront in Massachusetts that killed one person and injured 19 was "100% preventable," according to the attorney for two → Read More

Auto Dealer’s Insurer Not Liable for Auctioneer Employee’s Crash that Killed 5

A tragic accident at a Massachusetts auto auction company is not covered by the insurance of the auto dealer that hired the auction company to sell the → Read More

United Airlines to Pay Buddhist Pilot $305K to Settle Religious Discrimination Claim

United Airlines will pay $305,000 to a Buddhist pilot and will provide other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal → Read More

Rochester Diocese $55M Sex Abuse Settlement Does Not Include Insurance Amount

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester will pay $55 million to survivors of sexual abuse committed by clergy members under a settlement announced by → Read More