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  • Arizona District Court Enforces “Virus Exclusion” to Dismiss COVID-19 Related Insurance Claims of Minor League Baseball Teams

    Arizona District Court Enforces “Virus Exclusion” to Dismiss COVID-19 Related Insurance Claims of Minor League Baseball Teams

    The Holding

    In Chattanooga Prof’l Baseball LLC, v. Nat’l Cas. Co., 2020 WL 6699480 (D. Ariz. Nov. 13, 2020) (Order), the Arizona District Court held that a “Virus Exclusion” clearly precluded insurance coverage for losses caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and incurred by Minor League Baseball teams.

    The Takeaways

    In the first Arizona opinion regarding insurance coverage related to the … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Expands Insurance Law Practice

    Jaburg Wilk Expands Insurance Law Practice

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2020) - The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Kelly A. Hedberg joined the firm as a partner in its bad faith litigation group, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation groups. Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Kelly represented clients in bad faith, insurance coverage, construction defect, professional liability, and commercial litigation. However, her expertise is defending insurers in … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Arizona District Court Holds "Reasonable" Medical Expenses Are Amounts Accepted by Providers as Payment in Full Rather Than Billed Amounts

    Arizona District Court Holds "Reasonable" Medical Expenses Are Amounts Accepted by Providers as Payment in Full Rather Than Billed Amounts

    The Holding

    In Jimenez v. Progressive Preferred Ins. Co., 2020 WL 2037113 (D. Ariz. Apr. 28, 2020), a putative breach of contract and insurance bad faith class action arising from a MedPay claim, the Arizona District Court held the phrase "reasonable expenses incurred for necessary medical services' are those expenses which the healthcare provider accepts as payment in full.”

    The Takeaways

    If an insurer& … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Ronan Named to Board

    Jaburg Wilk Partner Ronan Named to Board

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (10/9/2020) Michelle Ronan has been named to the Board of Directors of Ryan House.

    Ronan, an insurance law attorney and partner at Jaburg Wilk, said “Ryan House is special to me. I wanted to work with a non-profit that made a difference in the lives of families with medically fragile children. The Ryan House home is a supportive, colorful, engaging, and inviting home. Being able to see the … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Reynolds Named to Board

    Jaburg Wilk Partner Reynolds Named to Board

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (09/10/2020) Jaburg Wilk partner, Echo A. Reynolds, has been named to the Advisory Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona.

    Reynolds, a bad faith litigation and insurance coverage attorney at Jaburg Wilk, said “The Epilepsy Foundation provides medical, social, and community advocacy for Arizonans living with epilepsy. This advocacy has made substantial improvements in our … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Virtual Depositions are as Easy as One, Two… Can You Hear Me, Now?

    Virtual Depositions are as Easy as One, Two… Can You Hear Me, Now?

    For cost containment - or other reasons - attorneys are trying fewer civil cases to juries. Years ago, trial attorneys would easily try dozens of cases per year. Now, it is not uncommon for a “trial attorney” to try one or two cases per year. For good or bad, the nature of civil practice has shifted and discovery, particularly depositions, has, in many ways, become the trial. Attorneys now invest hours … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Partners to Present at NBI Seminar

    Jaburg Wilk Partners to Present at NBI Seminar

    Nate Meyer and Michelle Ronan are featured speakers at an upcoming two-day NBI seminar, “Personal Injury: A Case by Case Toolkit”

    What: The two-day seminar provides the ins and outs of personal injury litigation. Speakers will address a variety of different types of claims: auto, UM/UIM, bad faith, trucking, slip and falls, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. The … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Seminars

  • Jaburg Wilk Partners Meyer and Paine Appointed to Leadership Positions

    Jaburg Wilk Partners Meyer and Paine Appointed to Leadership Positions

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (02/3/2020) Two Jaburg Wilk partners were recently named to local leadership positions.

    Nate Meyer, an insurance coverage and bad faith litigation attorney, chair of the insurance law department, and shareholder at Jaburg Wilk, was recently selected as Vice-President of the Arizona Chapter of CLM – Claims Litigation and Management Alliance. He is also a member of CLM’s Extra- … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning, Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Pepe Named FDCC Member

    Jaburg Wilk Partner Pepe Named FDCC Member

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (1/8/2020) – Micalann C. Pepe was recently elected to membership in the highly-selective Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

    Micalann is a partner in the insurance law department of Jaburg Wilk where she focuses her practice on bad faith litigation, insurance coverage, and civil litigation. In addition to be being a member of FDCC, Micalann holds several active leadership roles and … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Press Releases, News Release

  • Jaburg Wilk Names Three New Partners

    Jaburg Wilk Names Three New Partners

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (01/10/2020) – Jaburg Wilk named three attorneys – Nichole Wilk, Natalya Ter-Grigoryan and Michelle Ronan - as partners of the firm effective January 1, 2020.

    Nichole Wilk is business transactional law, probate, and commercial litigation attorney. She graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane and has been a practicing attorney since 2009. Nichole has been named a … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Insurance Litigation, News Release