Big Businesses Step Into Pandemic Insurance Coverage Fight

By Shawn Rice (April 5, 2021, 7:33 PM EDT) -- Science and specificity are likely to take center stage in pandemic-related insurance litigation, as professional sports teams, casinos and a fashion giant add their heft to an area of law being tested in state, federal and appellate courts across the country, according to insurance recovery experts.

In the past year, mom and pop businesses have gone up against their insurers for coverage of losses related to government shutdowns, new cleaning policies and other business interruptions as COVID-19 ground the economy to a halt.

And those smaller businesses have repeatedly lost their cases, as judges have found that government shutdowns and the...

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