Covid-19 News

Business Owners Can Sue Insurer Over Coronavirus Losses, Missouri Judge Rules

A federal judge in Missouri said on Wednesday a group of hair salons and restaurants can sue their insurance carrier for business interruption losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which they say caused a “direct physical loss” to their premises. …

Ralph Lauren Sues to Recoup COVID-19 Closure Losses

Fashion firm Ralph Lauren Corp. is suing its insurer to recoup what it says has been a huge drop of two-thirds of its revenues in the first quarter alone due to the pandemic. Ralph Lauren Corp. (RLC) maintains that Factory …

D.C. Judge Hands Insurers Another Win in COVID-19 Business Interruption Fight

The insurance industry has notched another victory in its defense of its commercial insurance policies against claims for business interruption due to the coronavirus. In a case brought by the owner of several restaurants against its insurer over business interruption …

The Odds of Catching Covid on a Flight Are Slim: Viewpoint

If you decide to fly, the odds that you will pick up Covid-19 are low, according to one expert analysis. Despite the known dangers of crowded, enclosed spaces, planes have not been the sites of so-called superspreading events, at least …

County Pledges Probe Into Health Worker’s Coronavirus Death

Officials in a Maryland county say they “will spare no time or expense” investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a veteran public health worker who died of COVID-19 after relatives and coworkers believe she contracted the virus on the …

AIG’s Pandemic Losses Hit $730M for First Half of 2020 -CEO

Insurer American International Group Inc racked up $730 million in COVID-19-related losses during the first half of the year, its chief executive officer said on Tuesday. The pandemic is a “formidable and ongoing catastrophe,” AIG CEO Brian Duperreault said during …

Hail, High Water and Lockdown: Europe’s Fruit Growers Prepare For Tough Harvest

PARIS/LONDON, July 31 — Europe’s been eating more fruit under lockdown, by all accounts. The problem is, it could struggle to find people to pick it. The region’s growers are preparing for upcoming summer and autumn harvests of apples, pears …

COVID-19 a Growing Share of Shrinking Work Comp Claims in 2 States

COVID-19 has become a large chunk of a dwindling number of workers’ compensation claims in Florida and California, limited data shows. The number of COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims reported in California more than quadrupled to 22,621 since the last data …

Union Sues to Block Trump Waivers for Faster Poultry-Line Speeds

A food workers’ union filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block Trump administration waivers that allow poultry plants to operate production lines at a faster pace, arguing the higher speeds endanger employees. The suit challenges the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s …

Insurers Say Michigan COVID-19 Business Interruption Ruling Not a Knockout Blow

A recent ruling from a Michigan judge that business interruption claims payouts require tangible alteration to a property may have sounded like a knockout win for the insurance industry but a legal expert has a slightly different take. Tom Baker, …