Law360 recently spoke to Burns Bowen Bair co-founder Tim Burns regarding a restaurant operator seeking relief from pandemic-related shutdown orders. The operator, Gavrilides Management Co. LLC, is seeking an appeal of a trial court’s July 2020 decision that said there needed to be tangible, physical damage to its properties in order to warrant coverage. Read more

Two Travelers units filed a declaratory action in June to avoid covering a 2017 shareholder suit against Blue Bell Creameries, filed in the wake of a listeria contamination. The two units — Discover Property & Casualty Insurance Co. and Travelers Indemnity Co. of Connecticut  — cite exclusions in the ice cream maker’s commercial general liability policy in their bid for summary judgment. Read more