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November 5, 2020

Escrow Liquidity Solution

Does your firm currently have cash tied up in Escrow Accounts from previous deals? Would your firm like to utilize those cash assets?

Lex Specialty Group can provide an insurance solution in order to free up your firm’s cash assets tied up in escrow accounts. The Average Rate of Return for cash in escrow is currently getting a 50 bps return. Your cash assets in escrow are not being utilized to their full potential.

August 7, 2020

D.C. Judge Rules For Insurer, Dismisses Restaurants’ Business Interruption Claims

The insurance industry has notched another victory in its defense of its commercial insurance policies against claims for business interruption due to the coronavirus.

August 6, 2020

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division-Civil Actions Branch

This matter comes before the Court onPlaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment(“Plaintiffs’ Motion”)and Defendant’s Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment(“Defendant’s Motion”). While the Court is sympathetic to the plight of Plaintiffs,it must grant summary judgment to Defendant as a matter of law.

July 29, 2020

Michigan Ruling Isn't Last Word On COVID-19 Insurance Claims

On July 1, in Gavrilides Management Co. LLC v. Michigan Insurance Co., 30th Circuit Judge Joyce Draganchuk granted the insurance company's dispositive motion denying a $650,000 business interruption claim brought by restaurant owner Nick Gavrilides in the Circuit Court of the County of Ingham, Michigan.

July 17, 2020

Add-On Acquisitions As An M&A Strategy During COVID-19

It has been no surprise that private equity sponsors and other would-be participants in the M&A markets have been hesitant to make new investments over the last few months, in many cases abandoning transactions that had been in process prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 8, 2020

Quarterly M&A Market Update

Q2 2020 deal activity continued to fall as it was the first full quarter completely encased in the pandemic. Deal value also took a steep downturn by almost 35% compared to Q2 2019. 

July 7, 2020

State Judge Rejects Michigan Restaurants’ COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim.

A trial court judge in Lansing, Michigan handed a victory to insurers in what may be the nation’s first final ruling on the question of whether a insurer is liable for financial damages caused by a coronavirus closure order.