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COVID-19 Litigation Report

The global COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic immediately brought to light complex legal questions some predict could take years to answer. As the number of individuals and businesses impacted by Coronavirus continues to rise, so do disputes over compensation for losses related to the outbreak. This resource is an online newsfeed covering the novel legal developments COVID-19 leaves in its wake — from coverage of claims for business interruption, the applicability of exclusions, D&O and E&O claims, workers’ compensation and more. Now includes access to HarrisMartin's exclusive COVID-19 Case Tracker, allowing subscribers to search cases by state, defendants, industries, and more!


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Pa. Dentist Moves for Summary Judgment in COVID-19 Coverage Action

A Pittsburgh dentist has moved for summary judgment in a COVID-19 business interruption coverage action, arguing that he has suffered a direct physical loss of — and to — his insured property, triggering coverage under his policy issued by Valley Forge Insurance Co.


N.C. Restaurants’ COVID-19 Coverage Action Sent to Mediation

A COVID-19 business interruption coverage action filed against The Cincinnati Insurance Co. by four North Carolina restaurants and breweries has been referred to mediation by a North Carolina federal court.


Mo. Federal Judge Allows Dental Practices’ COVID-19 Coverage Action to Proceed

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a COVID-19 business interruption coverage action filed by four Kansas City dental clinics against Owners Insurance Co. ruling that they have adequately alleged a “direct physical loss” under the policies.


Dental Practice Not Entitled to COVID-19 Coverage, Ill. Federal Judge Rules

An Illinois federal judge has granted Cincinnati Insurance Co.’s motion to dismiss a dental practice’s COVID-19 business interruption coverage action, finding there was no direct physical loss to insured property, as required by the policy.


Chicago Eateries Sue Society Insurance for Coverage of COVID-19 Business Losses

The owners of eight Chicago restaurant and bars have sued Society Insurance for coverage of losses they suffered when they were forced to close or limit operations in compliance with civil authority orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Philly Bar Says COVID-19 Business Losses Covered Under AXIS Policy

A Philadelphia bar and restaurant has sued AXIS Insurance Co. in an effort to recoup business interruption losses it sustained when it was forced to limit operations in compliance with government shutdown orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Beverly Hills Orthopedic Surgeon Sues Travelers for COVID-19 Coverage

A Beverly Hills, Calif., orthopedic surgeon has sued Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America in an effort to recoup losses he sustained when his practice was barred from performing anything but emergency procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Chicago Restaurant Owner Says COVID-19 Causes ‘Physical Loss or Damage’

The owner of 11 Chicago-area Italian restaurants have sued its insurers for coverage of COVID-19-related business interruption losses, arguing that the pandemic and related government closure orders caused it to sustain “physical loss or damage” to its insured properties.


Zurich Moves for Default Judgment Against Restaurant Group in COVID-19 Action

Zurich American Insurance Co. has moved for a final default judgment against the owner of 16 restaurants in a COVID-19 business interruption coverage action, arguing that it failed to respond to the insurer’s complaint for declaratory judgment.


N.C. Clothing Store Owner Sues Hanover for COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses

The owner of 13 North Carolina clothing stores has sued The Hanover American Insurance Co., demanding coverage for COVID-19-related business interruption losses, arguing that it has sustained “direct physical loss of or damage” to its insured properties.


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COVID-19 Litigation Report

The global COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic immediately brought to light complex legal questions some predict could take years to answer. As the number of individuals and businesses impacted by Coronavirus continues to rise, so do disputes over compensation for losses related to the outbreak. This resource is an online newsfeed covering the novel legal developments COVID-19 leaves in its wake — from coverage of claims for business interruption, the applicability of exclusions, D&O and E&O claims, workers’ compensation and more. Now includes access to HarrisMartin's exclusive COVID-19 Case Tracker, allowing subscribers to search cases by state, defendants, industries, and more!


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