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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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Ohio Restaurant Says Zurich Policy Does Not Exclude Coverage for Pandemics

The owner of an Ohio panini restaurant that was forced to cease or limit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic has sued Zurich American Insurance Co., alleging coverage is available under its policy’s Business Income, Extra Expense and Civil Authority provisions.


Music Production Co. Says COVID-19 Closure Losses Covered Under Policy

The owner of a full-service music production company has sued Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. for coverage of COVID-19-related business interruption losses, arguing that it sustained “direct physical loss or damage” as required by the policy.


Ind. Bar & Grill Sues Society Insurance, Says COVID-19 Business Losses Insured

A Fort Wayne, Ind., bar and grill has filed a proposed class action against Society Insurance, seeking coverage for losses it sustained when COVID-19-related civil authority orders forced it to temporarily cease dine-in services.


Sylvan Learning Center Owner Sues Markel Insurance for COVID-19 Losses

The owner of several Texas Sylvan Learning facilities has sued Markel Insurance Co. for coverage of business interruption losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and related government closure orders, arguing that the insurer denied its claims in bad faith.


Tour Company Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Demanding Refund of Travel Insurance Premium

A tour company has moved to dismiss a Connecticut federal lawsuit accusing it of wrongly refusing to refund premiums paid for its travel insurance program, arguing that the plaintiff cannot represent a class because he is not a state resident.


Phila. Optical Business Says COVID-19 Business Losses Covered Under Hartford Policy

The owner of two Philadelphia optical offices contends that Twin City Fire Insurance Co. is liable for business interruption losses it sustained when state and local lawmakers closed all non-essential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


St. Louis Nail Salon Says Business Interruption Losses Covered Under Travelers Policy

A St. Louis nail salon has sued Travelers Insurance Company of America for coverage of business interruption losses arising from the mandated closure of all non-essential businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Calif. Fertility Group Says COVID-19 Losses Not Excluded From Coverage

A fertility center group has sued Transportation Insurance Co., alleging that business interruption losses caused by COVID-19 government closure orders, mandated social distancing, and fear and panic triggered by the pandemic, are covered under its policy.


Florida Arcade Bar Says COVID-19-Related Business Interruption Losses Covered

A Florida “retro arcade and bar” has sued Colony Insurance Co. for coverage of business interruption losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and related civil authority orders.


Ohio Mexican Restaurants Say COVID-19 Orders Caused Physical Loss of Property

The owner of two Ohio Mexican restaurants that were forced to cease or limit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic has sued Auto Owners Insurance Co., alleging coverage is available under its policy’s Business Income, Extra Expense and Civil Authority provisions.


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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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