Burg Simpson Features: Attorney David K. TeSelle Discusses Business Interruption on Channel 7 TV News

Burg Simpson Features: Attorney David K. TeSelle Discusses Business Interruption on Channel 7 TV News

By Burg Simpson
June 11, 2020
3 min read

David K. TeSelle is a shareholder and the co-practice group leader of Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department. Mr. TeSelle has represented both plaintiffs and defendants and focuses his practice on complex commercial matters involving business interruption insurance claims, including those due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. TeSelle was recently interviewed by the Denver Channel, TV 7 KMGH about the business interruption insurance issues due to the pandemic. Businesses across the U.S. have experienced the loss of business income as a result of government mandates requiring closures due to COVID-19. Most business insurance policies include coverage for loss of business income caused by an interruption due to an event outside their control, but insurance companies have continued to deny claims. Although the insurance industry has refused to pay, David TeSelle and the Commercial Litigation team believe many business insurance policies actually do provide coverage for these kinds of losses. A careful examination of the insurance policy is critical for determining whether the loss of business income from the government ordered shut-down is covered by the policy.

Burg Simpson has more than 40 years of experience successfully litigating bad faith insurance claims. Mr. TeSelle and his colleagues at the firm know how best to structure their clients’ cases to maximize the potential of getting the insurance companies to pay the benefits owed. They have successfully sued insurance companies for bad faith, collecting millions of dollars for their clients when insurance companies improperly denied, underpaid, or “slow paid” claims.

View the Channel 7 TV clip here.

Mr. TeSelle’s primary practice areas include: Complex Commercial Litigation; “Bet Your Business” Litigation; Catastrophic Injuries; Mass Torts; Class Action; Shareholder, Partnership and LLC Member Disputes; Fiduciary Duty Violations; Construction Defects; Securities; Insurance Bad-Faith; COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims, Lender Liability; Shareholder Derivative Actions

Mr. TeSelle also represents and provides guidance to state and federal whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (so-called Qui Tam actions) when they expose fraud against the state and federal government.

Mr. TeSelle is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has been repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers in America (including achieving Best Lawyers-Lawyer of the Year status in 2017), and Colorado Super Lawyers. He is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, maintains a 10.0 AVVO rating, and has been honored as a Top 100 Trial Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association (of which he is Past President of the National Trial Lawyers Business Torts section).



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