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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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Issue #1, April 2020

Ala. Restaurant Sues Insurer for COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage

An Alabama bistro has sued Farmers Insurance, accusing it of wrongly denying its claim for lost business income arising from its forced cessation of dine-in service due to the COVID-19 virus.


Los Angeles Attorney Sues Travelers for COVID-19 Business Loss Coverage

Attorney Mark Geragos has sued The Travelers Indemnity Company of Connecticut, seeking a judicial declaration that Travelers is required to provide coverage for business income losses his firm sustained due to the COVID-19-related shuttering of his premises.


L.A. Restaurant Says Insurer Should Pay COVID-19 Business Income Losses

A Lebanese restaurant has asked a California state court to rule that The Travelers Indemnity Company of Connecticut is obligated to pay its claim for COVID-19-related business income losses.


University of Miami Student Sues for Tuition Refund Following COVID-19 Cancellations

A student has sued the University of Miami in South Carolina federal court, seeking a partial refund of tuition and fees for the spring 2020 semester due to the college’s cancelation of in-person classes and activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


N.J. Insurers Must Extend Grace Periods for Payment of Premiums, Governor Says

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed an executive order that bars health, property and casualty insurers from canceling policies for nonpayment of premiums during the COVID-19 crisis.


Kan. High Court: Lawmakers Cannot Overturn Order Banning Church Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

On the eve of Easter Sunday, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that state lawmakers cannot overturn the governor’s executive order prohibiting churches from holding in-person services of more than 10 people during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Calif. County Sues Church, Pastor for Holding In-Person Services

A California county has sued a church and its pastor for holding in-person services in violation of a COVID-19 lockdown order, saying it constitutes a “public nuisance.”


San Diego Church Says COVID-19 Assembly Ban Violates its Constitutional Rights

A San Diego church has sued county health officials in federal court, accusing them of violating its First Amendment rights by banning in-person church services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Purdue University Sued for Refunds Following COVID-19 Transition to Online Classes

A senior at Purdue University has filed a class action against the school, seeking a partial refund of tuition, on-campus housing, meals and fees after it moved all classes online for the remainder of the semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Philadelphia Restaurant Sues Seeking Coverage for Coronavirus Business Losses

Owners of a Philadelphia restaurant asked a federal judge to rule that losses stemming from statewide closure of certain businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak are covered under an all risk policy issued to the eatery.


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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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