NY Cos. Denied Virus Coverage Like 'More Than 100' Before

By Dave Simpson (August 26, 2021, 5:54 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge tossed a suit against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. and another against the Ohio Casualty Insurance Co., ruling that — as found in more than 100 similar federal court cases across the country — the loss of use of the businesses' spaces due to COVID-19 orders doesn't trigger coverage based on physical property loss.

U.S. District Judge Gary R. Brown dismissed with prejudice a suit from BR Restaurant Corp., which does business as Bruno's Restaurante Italiano, against Nationwide and another "nearly identical" suit from J&S Kid's Wear Inc., a small kids clothing chain that does business as...

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