The U.S. Supreme Court this week issued its long-awaited decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., regarding the ability of for-profit corporations to refuse to abide by regulations that require them to provide cost-free contraception to their female employees. The Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, holding that the regulations imposing the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act violated another federal law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
Cozen O’Connor continues to grow its presence in Los Angeles with the addition of Amy B. Alderfer and Maria Louise (Ria) Cousineau, who join as partners. Alderfer joins the Commercial Litigation Department and Cousineau joins the Global Insurance Department.
Ron Tigner & Stacey Farrell will present this Property Insurance Webinar titled "The Challenges of Handling CAT Claims for Condos." Esoteric and infrequently-encountered coverage issues can arise when a CAT loss strikes a condominium project, especially if it is a high rise. This presentation will address some of those issues, such as the potential for conflict when one carrier represents the Homeowners’ Association and several different carriers represent the individual owners.