Pennsylvania Federal Court Takes a Bite Out of Restaurant’s COVID/Business Interruption Coverage Claims Against Insurance Broker

A Pennsylvania federal court recently dismissed claims asserted against an insurance broker for breach of contract and declaratory judgment in connection with a COVID-related business interruption loss in State Street Restaurant Group, Inc. The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Col

What's Hot in Workers' Comp -- Special PA Alert*

In the October issue of the What’s Hot, issued on September 29, 2021, we reported that the Disaster Declaration, which suspended Section 449 of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act requiring the attestation of the claimant's signature on a C What's Hot in Workers' Comp is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal develop

The Board holds that employer, not the Fund, must pay the claimant compensation for temporary total disability for a gap period that resulted from employer’s clerical error in filing the termination petition.

This case is interesting given the recent development where the Fund has become very aggressive in seeking reimbursement for compensation that it has paid during the pendency of a termination petition. What’s Hot in Workers’ Comp is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of intere

Personal representative’s status will revert back to petition for benefits’ filing date, even though claimant’s counsel filed this petition and attached an older fraud acknowledgement signed by the decedent prior to his death.

Before the injured worker died, petitions for benefits had been filed identifying a January 26, 2018, date of accident. Those petitions were dismissed shortly after the injured employee’s death. What’s Hot in Workers’ Comp is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggi

Filing notice of temporary compensation payable paying indemnity benefits and then medical-only notice of compensation payable to stop payment does not obligate employer to also file notice stopping temporary compensation payable & notice of compensation.

Following the claimant’s September 14, 2018, work injury, the employer issued a notice of temporary compensation payable (NTCP). Thereafter, a medical-only notice of compensation payable was issued. What’s Hot in Workers’ Comp is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggi