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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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Fla. Hair Salon Sues Nautilus Insurance for Coverage of COVID-19 Losses

A Florida hair salon has sued Nautilus Insurance Co., accusing it of breaching its policy by refusing to provide coverage for business interruption losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and related government closure orders.


Hartford Fire Moves to Dismiss Fla. Medical Group’s COVID-19 Coverage Action

Hartford Fire Insurance Co. has moved to dismiss a business interruption coverage action filed by a Florida medical group, arguing that the policy’s virus exclusion applies because the government orders which limited the practice’s operations were issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Palm Springs Resort Says COVID-19, Closure Orders Caused Covered Losses

The owners of a Palm Springs resort have sued American Automobile Insurance Co. in an effort to recoup losses it sustained when the COVID-19 pandemic and related civil authority orders forced it to suspend or reduce operations.


Ky. Governor Improperly Joined as Defendant to COVID-19 Coverage Action, Judge Rules

A Kentucky federal judge has refused to remand a sportswear company’s COVID-19 business interruption coverage action against Twin City Fire Insurance Co., ruling that complete diversity exists because the joinder of the state governor as a defendant was improper.


N.J. Salon Says COVID-19, Closure Orders Caused ‘Direct Physical Loss of or Damage To’ Property

A New Jersey hair salon has sued Mid-Century Insurance Co., demanding coverage for business interruption losses it sustained when government closure orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic rendered it “unable to use its property for its intended purpose.”


Chicago Small Businesses Sue West Bend Insurance for COVID-19 Coverage

Two Chicago-area small business owners have sued West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. 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.


Seoul Taco Chain Says COVID-19, Closure Orders Caused Property Damage

A midwestern taco restaurant and food truck chain has accused Cincinnati Insurance Co. of wrongly denying its claims for COVID-19-related business interruption losses, contending that it has sustained “direct physical damage or physical loss” of insured property.


Military Supply Co. Sues Lloyd’s Underwriters to Recoup COVID-19 Losses

A company that supplies products and training to the military has sued Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London for coverage of losses it sustained when it was forced to temporarily close due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related government stay-at-home orders.


Philadelphia Deli Sues AMCO Insurance to Recoup COVID-19 Losses

A Philadelphia delicatessen has sued AMCO Insurance Co. in an effort to recoup business interruption losses it sustained when it closed in compliance with government shutdown orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Los Angeles Produce Market Sues State Farm for Coverage of COVID-19 Losses

A Los Angeles produce store has sued State Farm General Insurance Co. for coverage of business interruption losses it sustained when it was forced to temporarily close due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related civil authority orders.


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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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