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Nation’s 1st COVID-19 Business-Interruption Suit Headed to Trial [Update]

A trial will begin Monday in what is thought to be the first lawsuit to be filed against an insurer for denying coverage for business-interruption losses caused by COVID-19 shutdown orders. Judge Paulette R. Irons ruled against a motion for …

Michigan Suit Brings Another Loss for Plaintiffs with COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

Another federal court has dismissed a COVID-19 business interruption lawsuit, finding that a closure order does not constitute a covered “direct physical loss” and that the policy excluded damages caused by viruses anyway. The ruling by the U.S. District Court …

Insurer Defeats California Restaurant’s Coronavirus Business Loss Claim

A federal court in California has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles restaurant seeking business interruption losses from Travelers Indemnity due to coronavirus-related restrictions on its business. Judge Stephen Wilson of the U.S. District Court for Central California …