Business Interruption Attorney Ed Susolik

Premiere Business Interruption Attorney for Coronavirus

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, will affect thousands of American businesses, many of which may greatly benefit by consulting a business interruption attorney. The continuing spread of the coronavirus has led to critical disruptions resulting in severe financial losses. It is critical for insureds to realize that their insurance policies may cover business losses due to…

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UnitedHealthcare Denies Cancer Treatment Asks for Dismissal of Kate Weissman’s Lawsuit

The country’s largest health insurer is seeking to toss a federal lawsuit that alleges it wrongly denied coverage for a controversial radiation treatment to a Boston woman with cervical cancer. Kate Weissman sued UnitedHealthcare earlier this year after it refused to pay for her $95,000 treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital. The treatment, called proton beam…

Edward Susolik to Present Policyholder Perspective at California Insurance Law Seminar

On June 29, 2011, Edward Susolik of Callahan & Blaine will provide the policyholder perspective for the 15th straight year at the Orange County Bar Association Annual Insurance Law Update seminar. Mr. Susolik, who is partner in charge of the Insurance Department at Callahan & Blaine, will discuss a number of topics, including bad faith,…

Federal Aid Once Again Denied to San Bruno, California Gas Pipeline Explosion Victims

Despite an appeal by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has once again denied federal disaster aid to the victims of the San Bruno, California gas line explosion. Thirty-five homes were destroyed and eight people killed when the PG&E gas line exploded in September of this year. FEMA maintains that local resources…

Congressional Report: Denial of Health Insurance Coverage at All Time High from 2007-2009

A recently released report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, led by California Representative Henry Waxman, found that denial of individual health insurance policies increased almost 50% between 2007 and 2009, and that companies are denying more claims based on pre-existing conditions. Four of the largest insurance companies, WellPoint Inc., Aetna Inc., Humana Inc.,…

Desert Sands Unified School District Fined by Cal OSHA for Worker’s Death

California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal OSHA) announced that it has fined the Desert Sands Unified School District $7,700 for the electrocution death of a worker in 2009. A California man was killed on the job while working on the school district’s irrigation system in Indio, near Palm Springs. James Jeffredo, a fifty-year-old sprinkler…

LA Times Investigation Finds PG&E Gas pipeline Safety Record Questionable

A Los Angeles Times investigation has found that PG&E has more “high consequence” gas line leaks in populated areas compared to other utilities. The report was in response to the San Bruno, California gas pipeline explosion in September that killed 8 people and caused an estimated $65 million in property losses. (The eighth death occurred…

What Can Victims of The San Bruno, California Gas Main Explosion Expect from their Insurance Company?

The recent San Bruno, California gas main explosion was a horrifying tragedy that claimed many lives, and even more homes. As Californians attempt to piece their lives together after the blast, they naturally want to know what they can expect from PG&E or their homeowner’s insurance companies. In general, if you are covered by homeowner’s…