AHIA’s newest member, William H. McKenzie, IV (Birmingham, AL) won a trial last week in the Southern District of New York deciding a groundbreaking insurance coverage issue concerning TVPRA claims against a hotel franchisor. Starr Indem. & Liab. Co. v. Choice Hotels Int'l, Inc., No. 20-CV-3172 (PKC), 2021 WL 2457107, at *1 (S.D.N.Y. June 16, 2021). Mr. McKenzie represented Choice Hotels International, Inc. and successfully proved that Starr Indemnity and Liability Company wrongly disclaimed coverage based on its “Abuse or Molestation” Exclusion entitling Choice to Declaratory Judgment, reimbursement of all defense costs, and reimbursement of all costs and fees incurred defending the Declaratory Judgment action. William recently presented a talk to AHIA during its Spring Virtual Meetings and is pleased to be a part of this great organization!