K. James Sullivan, Partner and Leader of Calfee's Insurance Coverage and Insurance Recovery practices, was mentioned and quoted in a February 4, 2022, Claims Journal article titled "Mo. Effort Nixed, but Calif. Policyholders Pushing for COVID Premium Refunds" by Jim Sams.
The article discusses a lawsuit that a panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently shut down in Missouri. The lawsuit was filed by a Missouri flower shop against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. and sought to recover “overpayments” on behalf of the shop and businesses in similar situations. James Sullivan was quoted in the article as saying that there was "sound logic" in the flower shop's lawsuit, explaining that, “Because insurance premiums are underwritten in relationship to the value of the risks being insured....it stands to reason that insurance pricing is a special form of contracting that should be adjusted when the risks actually being insured are no longer the same as what was underwritten.”
Read the full Claims Journal article.
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