STORY FROM: COVID-19 Litigation Report

The Children’s Place Sues Zurich for Coverage of COVID-19 Retail Losses

TRENTON, N.J. — Clothing retailer The Children’s Place has sued Zurich American Insurance Group for coverage of losses it sustained when government orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to temporarily close its stores nationwide, as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico.

In a June 29 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, The Children’s Place Inc. further contends that the COVID-19 virus and government stay-at-home orders have caused physical loss of and/or damage to property of others, resulting in insurable time element losses and extra expenses.

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