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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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Wash. Hotel Owner Sues Fireman’s Fund for COVID-19 Losses

A Spokane, Wash., hotel owner has sued Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. for losses it sustained when it was forced to close four of its five facilities due to a lack of business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and related government stay-at-home orders.


Spine & Joint Facilities Say COVID-19 Caused Physical Loss, Damage

The owners of 13 Philadelphia-area medical facilities have sued Continental Casualty Co. for coverage of losses they sustained when government orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic required them to stop performing all non-emergency procedures.


Insurer Not Liable for Dental Practice’s COVID-19 Losses, Fla. Federal Judge Rules

Allied Insurance Company of America is not required to cover business interruption losses sustained by a dental practice when COVID-19 civil authority orders barred it from performing anything but emergency procedures, a Florida federal judge has ruled, finding the policy’s virus exclusion applies.


Chiropractor Not Entitled to Coverage for COVID-19 Losses, Mich. Federal Judge Rules

A Michigan federal judge has dismissed a chiropractic office’s lawsuit against State Farm demanding coverage for COVID-19-related business interruption losses, ruling that the practice did not suffer an “accidental direct physical loss to covered property,” as required by the policy.


Ohio Hotel Owner Says COVID-19, Closure Orders Caused Physical Damage

The owner of seven midwestern hotels has sued The Travelers Indemnity Company of America in an effort to recoup business interruption losses it sustained when government stay-at-home orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to cease or strictly limit its operations.


Technology Company Zebra Sues Factory Mutual for Coverage of COVID-19 Losses

A provider of mobile enterprise computing products and services has sued Factory Mutual Insurance Co. for coverage of millions of dollars in losses caused by supply chain disruptions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and related civil authority orders.


Miami Caterer Says COVID-19, Closure Orders Caused Insured Property Damage

A Miami caterer has sued Scottsdale Insurance Co. to recoup business interruption losses arising from government closure orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that coverage under the Civil Authority provision of its policy has been triggered.


Chicago Restaurants, Museums Sue Insurers for COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses

A large group of Chicago restaurants and cultural institutions has sued various insurers, demanding coverage for business interruption losses arising from government closure orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that they have sustained “direct physical loss or damage” to their insured properties.


Calif. Café Says AmGuard Insurance Denied COVID-19 Claim in Bad Faith

The owner of a Santa Monica, Calif., café has sued AmGuard Insurance Co., seeking coverage for business interruption losses it sustained when it was forced to shut down its on-site dining operations by government COVID-19 social distancing orders.


‘Skillets’ Restaurant Chain Sues Insurer for Coverage of COVID-19 Losses

The owner of a Florida breakfast chain has sued Colony Insurance Co. in federal court, demanding coverage for business interruption losses it sustained when it was forced to close or limit operations in its nine locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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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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