Hyatt Regency's Virus Science Can't Revive Coverage Suit

By Joyce Hanson (October 7, 2021, 8:37 PM EDT) -- The Hyatt Regency Seattle couldn't persuade a Washington federal judge to change her decision tossing a suit against a Zurich Insurance Group unit over pandemic-related losses, according to a decision Thursday that found the hotel owner's "newly discovered" evidence that COVID-19 is airborne wasn't enough to move the needle on the case.

U.S. District Judge Barbara J. Rothstein on Thursday denied HT-Seattle Owner LLC's motion to amend the judgment as well as the hotel owner-operator's complaint against American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Co. The judge found that HT-Seattle's arguments about new evidence of "the evolved COVID-19 scientific landscape" weren't sufficiently compelling to...

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