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Plaintiffs Hope to Consolidate COVID-19 Business-Interruption Lawsuits

Two groups of plaintiffs — one in Philadelphia, the other in Chicago — are asking federal courts to consolidate lawsuits filed by businesses that are seeking coverage for business-interruption losses caused by coronavirus stay-home orders. Attorneys for owners of the …

Trump Tells Insurers to Pay Virus Claims If Pandemics Not Excluded

President Donald Trump on Friday staked out his position in a legal battle over business-interruption claims: Unless the policy excludes pandemics, insurers should pay. Trump spoke about the issue for a minute and a half during his daily coronavirus task …

Claim Survives Because of W.V. Statute that Limits Exclusions for Borrowed Vehicles

Workers’ compensation immunity doesn’t shield an insurer from liability for injuries caused by someone who was borrowing the employer’s truck, and neither do exclusions in the policy, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The appellate court found that workers’ …

Insurer Asks Nebraska Court to Review Carbon Monoxide Case

An insurance company is asking a federal court to absolve it from paying a claim by the widow of a central Nebraska church pastor who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a house owned by the church. John Green had …