Insurers Have Edge In Georgia COVID-19 Coverage Fights

By Daphne Zhang (November 19, 2021, 1:30 PM EST) -- Attorneys defending insurers in COVID-19 business-interruption coverage disputes have felt comfortable litigating in Georgia, attributing their many victories to what they call a deep bench of federal judges who understand insurance law and a supportive Eleventh Circuit.

Georgia stands out as one of the states where insurers are virtually guaranteed a quick win in pandemic coverage suits, attorneys say. (Getty/Xinhua News Agency) Federal courts around the country have permanently tossed almost 84% of the 516 decided cases from policyholders against their insurance companies seeking pandemic loss-related coverage, according to Law360's COVID-19 Insurance Case Map. Businesses have struggled to convince judges that their...

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