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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, …

Legislation to Force Insurers to Pay COVID-19 Claims Stalls as Virus Rages

California legislation that would have forced insurers to pay more coronavirus business-interruption claims was put on hold last week when state lawmakers decided not to return from their summer recess because of a resurgence of the disease. Assembly Bill 1552 …

Virus Fight Insurers Thought They’d Dodged Is Looming Anyway

For years, property-casualty insurers have sought to protect their business from the ripple effects of a pandemic. The spread of the coronavirus is showing it may not be easy. At issue are business-interruption policies, which tend to pay out only …