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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

LA Fitness Hit with Class Action Seeking Membership Fee Refunds

A Florida man has hit LA Fitness with a class action, accusing the sports club of refusing to refund membership fees following its voluntary closure of facilities around the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Cruise Line Hit With COVID-19 Negligence Lawsuit Following Transatlantic Voyage

An Arizona couple has sued a cruise line in Florida federal court, accusing it of proceeding with a 20-day transatlantic voyage while concealing a COVID-19 outbreak on its vessel from passengers and failing to take measures to prevent the spread of the virus.


Lawsuit Accuses Seattle Nursing Home of Failing to Take COVID-19 Precautions

A Washington woman has sued a nursing home in state court, alleging it failed to take proper precautions in preventing the spread of COVID-19 throughout its facility, which caused the death of her mother and more than 37 other individuals.


Deli Owner Sues Travelers in Calif. State Court, Seeking COVID-19 Coverage

The owner of a Los Angeles storefront property has sued The Travelers Insurance Company of Connecticut, seeking a ruling that it is liable to pay its claim for COVID-19-related business income losses.


L.A. Property Owner Sues Insurer for COVID-19 Business Income Losses

The owner of a Los Angeles commercial property 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.


Texas Barbershops Sue Insurer for COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses

Eight Texas barbershops have sued their insurer, seeking coverage for business interruption losses arising from government-mandated closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.


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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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