July 16, 2015 |

Insurance Coverage

Our client was an importer of fruit from South America. One shipment had been ruined because dock workers, during a strike, had blocked access to the climate-controlled shipping containers. Our client had insurance coverage specifically for strikes, but the insurance company had denied coverage saying that it only applied where the strikers actually damaged the goods, rather than where the damage occurred because the strikers were blocking access. We obtained a settlement [not confidential] for 80% of the amount of the claim.