Hammond Offers Perspective on Coronavirus and Business Interruption Insurance
As part of HeplerBroom’s continuing commitment to provide service and legal counsel during the COVID-19 pandemic, HB attorney Rick Hammond has published timely articles for the American College of Coverage Counsel, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, and Insuralex Global Insurance Lawyers Group exploring the pandemic’s impact on business interruption insurance. The articles discuss whether the coronavirus’ impact on business interruption coverage will create a redefinition of “direct physical loss.” The article can be read here.
Hammond, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, focuses his practice on matters relating to property insurance coverage, fire and explosion cases, and bad faith. He also serves as an expert witness on insurer bad faith and as an adjunct Professor of Insurance Law at Loyola University Chicago Law School. In addition, he is a member of Loyola University Chicago’s Board of Trustees and Past President of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.