Ebola Crisis Sparks Concern About Coverage For Quarantines

Law360, Los Angeles (October 29, 2014, 6:34 PM EDT) -- The threat of the spread of Ebola in the U.S. has left hospitals and other policyholders worried about coverage for quarantines and other disease-related occurrences, with questions arising about the applicability of certain exclusions and the triggering event for coverage under property damage and business interruption policies.

Since the first U.S. Ebola patient was diagnosed in September, hospitals, airlines, large-scale event organizers and other businesses have expressed concerns over whether they would be covered for lost income resulting from a quarantine or other occurrences related to the disease, according to attorneys.

Most first-party policies require direct physical damage to an insured's...

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