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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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Philadelphia Pizza Shop Sues Sentinel for COVID-19 Losses

A Philadelphia pizza restaurant has sued Sentinel Insurance Company Ltd., demanding coverage for business interruption losses arising from government stay-at-home orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


"COVIDigation Nation: Why So Many Cases? Are More Coming?"

This article is the first of a series from RiskGenius Co-Founder and CEO Chris Cheatham about COVID-19 insurance litigation. Here, he looks at data to investigate the correlation between infection rates and lawsuit counts by state and in aggregate across the nation.


Philadelphia Bar Says COVID-19 Closure Orders Caused ‘Physical Loss of Property’

A Philadelphia bar and restaurant has sued Utica First Insurance Co. in an effort to recover business interruption losses it sustained after being subject to a series of government closure orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


San Francisco Thai Restaurants Sue Oregon Mutual for COVID-19 Coverage

Oregon Mutual Insurance Co. has been sued in federal court by two high-end San Francisco Thai restaurants seeking coverage for business interruption losses arising from COVID-19 and related government closure orders.


Outpatient Surgery, Rehab Centers Sue Hartford, Agent for COVID-19 Losses

A group of outpatient surgery and rehabilitation centers have sued Hartford Fire Insurance Co., demanding coverage for business interruption losses they sustained when they were forced to cease providing non-emergency services in compliance with COVID-19 government stay-at-home orders.


Miami Health Food Restaurant Chain Sues Aspen for COVID-19 Losses

A Miami health food restaurant chain has sued Aspen Specialty Insurance Co., seeking coverage for business interruption losses it sustained when it was forced to limit operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related government orders.


Insurer Disclaims Coverage for COVID-19 Refund Lawsuit Against Travel Company

Steadfast Insurance Co. has asked a Minnesota federal court to rule that is not liable to defend or indemnify a travel agency for claims accusing it of refusing to offer refunds after canceling scheduled trips due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Calif. Restaurant’s COVID-19 Action Dismissed for Lack of Physical Damage

A California federal judge has dismissed a restaurant’s COVID-19 business interruption coverage action against Travelers Indemnity of Connecticut, ruling that coverage is not available because the eatery did not sustain “direct physical loss of or damage” as required by its policy.


UCLA Sues Under Armour After Company Terminates 15-year Sponsorship Agreement

A California university has sued sportswear company Under Armour Inc. in federal court, accusing of breaching a 15-year sponsorship agreement by pulling out of the deal after only three years by using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse for its long-failing financial condition.


Issue #5, August 2020

Chicago Optometry Practice Says COVID-19 Contamination Caused Insurable Damage

An optometry practice has sued Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Co. for business interruption losses it sustained after its insured property was contaminated by the COVID-19 virus and civil authority orders required it to stop providing all non-emergency services.


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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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