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The CBA to Host Panel Discussion on Business Interruption Insurance Issues

By Burg Simpson
June 5, 2020
2 min read

Burg Simpson shareholder Tom Henderson is the Chair of the Bad Faith Insurance Division of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, the co-chair of the CTLA COVID-19 Insurance Response Task Force, the co-Colorado State Chair of AAJ’s COVID Business Interruption Litigation Task Force, and the newly elected President of the Arapahoe County Bar Association. Mr. Henderson has recently been invited to participate in a panel discussion at the Colorado Bar Association regarding Insurance Issues Related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of Colorado businesses, large and small, have suffered significant losses of income arising out of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated stay-at-home and safer-at-home orders. Mr. Bradley A. Levin, the Chair of the CBA Insurance Committee and Ms. Nicole Black, the Chair of the Business Law Section, are co-chairing the event that will be held on June 26th from 11 am to 1 pm.

The Property/Business Interruption Coverage portion from 11 am to 12 pm will cover:

  • Evaluating whether the client has viable claims under property/business interruption insurance coverage for business losses due to COVID-19-related circumstances
  • Determining whether there is physical loss or damage
  • The effect of governmental shutdown orders
  • Virus/bacteria and other potentially applicable policy exclusions
  • Pointers for making and defending against claims

About Tom Henderson

Mr. Henderson focuses his practice on representing policyholders in suing insurance companies for bad faith and getting insurance companies to pay what the insurance policy promises to pay. Tom spent the first 20 years of his practice representing the insurance companies, answering their questions about whether the policy provided coverage for various claims, and even defending them when they were sued. He has spent the past 12+ years of his practice exclusively representing business insurance policyholders pursuing claims for insurance benefits owed by the insurance industry.

Tom uses his unusual background to his clients’ advantage because he knows where the weak spots are, where the smoking guns are hidden and how best to structure his clients’ cases to maximize the potential of getting the insurance companies to pay. Tom represents both individual consumers and businesses in their pursuit of insurance claims. For consumers, this includes auto, uninsured and underinsured motorists, homeowners, renters, liability, property, health, disability, and life insurance claims. For businesses, this includes auto, liability, property, lost profits, directors and officers, professional liability, and construction insurance claims. These claims can range from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars.


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