Property

  • August 03, 2021

    Wis. Tribe Seeks Virus Coverage For Casinos In State Court

    A Wisconsin Native American tribe has dragged more than a dozen insurers to state court seeking pandemic-related coverage, arguing its casino and hotels' revenue losses are covered under tribal property policies.

  • August 03, 2021

    Virus Shutdown Orders Trigger Coverage, 11th Circ. Told

    A Florida optometry clinic has asked the Eleventh Circuit to revive its pandemic coverage suit, saying that the kind of physical loss required for coverage under its State Farm policy includes the loss of use of its property because of government orders.

  • August 03, 2021

    Landlord Compares COVID To Odor In 1st Circ. Coverage Bid

    In its bid for COVID-19 coverage, a Massachusetts landlord has asked the First Circuit to follow 50 years of court rulings finding that "direct physical loss of or damage to" property can occur even when there isn't structural damage.

  • August 03, 2021

    California Pizza Kitchen Hits Insurer With Virus Coverage Suit

    California Pizza Kitchen filed suit blaming the coronavirus pandemic, related closure orders affecting its restaurants and then Affiliated FM Insurance Co.'s failure to live up to its obligations under an all-risk policy for its forced bankruptcy filing last year, which it later emerged from.

  • August 03, 2021

    Excess Insurer Says Winery's Wildfire Damage Not On Its Tab

    An excess insurer wants to squeeze out of covering damages to a winery caused by a wildfire, saying the establishment has already received $8.3 million from its primary insurer.

  • August 02, 2021

    Burlington Wants $750M Virus Suit Back In NJ State Court

    Burlington Stores' suit against Zurich American Insurance over more than $750 million in pandemic-related losses belongs in state court, the retailer told a New Jersey federal court, saying the court should not resolve the novel insurance issue without guidance from state law.

  • August 02, 2021

    Planet Hollywood Stands Behind COVID-19 Coverage Suit

    Planet Hollywood has pushed back against Zurich American Insurance Co.'s bid to toss the restaurant chain's business interruption suit in Florida federal court over COVID-19 pandemic losses, saying it has plausibly alleged "direct physical loss of or damage to" its property.

  • July 30, 2021

    Ross Keeps Billion-Dollar COVID Loss Suit Against Insurers

    A California state judge has given Ross Stores Inc. the green light to pursue its COVID-19 business interruption claims against Zurich, AIG and other insurers, rejecting the carriers' dismissal motions and saying a contamination exclusion may not bar virus losses.

  • July 30, 2021

    Pa. Health Network Says Virus Losses Covered By Policy

    American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Co. has not provided a reasonable explanation for why it refused a Pennsylvania-based health network's claims for COVID-19-related losses under its $1 billion insurance policy, Allegheny Health Network has alleged in a lawsuit.

  • July 30, 2021

    Trade Group Joins COVID Coverage Fray At Ohio High Court

    A policyholder trade group has backed an Ohio audiology practice in a COVID-19 coverage suit before the state's Supreme Court, arguing the practice's inability to use its property due to an unsafe physical condition outside its control "is the exact type" of physical loss and damage that its policy covers.

  • July 30, 2021

    London Insurer Hits Tanning Co. With COVID-19 Coverage Suit

    A spa and beauty company can't recover for lost revenue from shutting down under COVID-19 closure orders, a London insurance syndicate said in a California federal suit, as there wasn't any physical damage and the policy excludes coverage for seizure of illegal property.

  • July 30, 2021

    NJ Apparel Store's COVID Suit Doomed By Virus Exclusion

    West American Insurance Co. does not owe a New Jersey sports apparel store for financial losses it incurred when it was forced to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a New Jersey federal judge has ruled, citing the policy's virus exclusion.

  • July 30, 2021

    Frozen Yogurt Co. Accuses Insurance Broker Of Deception

    An Arkansas operator of Menchie's Frozen Yogurt stores has sued its insurance broker, alleging the broker failed to include the company's warehouse in the policies and caused it significant damage after its product spoiled in the warehouse.

  • July 29, 2021

    Fireman's Fund Checks Out Of Hotelier's Virus Coverage Suit

    An Indiana federal judge has ruled in favor of Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. in a COVID-19 insurance dispute, finding that the hotel owner behind the suit is not entitled to coverage under its policy because the insured property did not suffer a direct physical loss or damage from the coronavirus.

  • July 29, 2021

    Judge Throws Out Dental Clinics' COVID Suit Against Insurer

    A federal judge shut down a COVID-19 lawsuit brought by the operators of nearly 50 dental clinics in Arkansas and Missouri, ruling the Cincinnati Insurance Co. policy clearly stated there must be direct physical loss or damage for coverage to apply.

  • July 29, 2021

    Insurer Asks 2nd Circ. To Chop Martial Arts Studio's Virus Suit

    Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. urged the Second Circuit on Wednesday not to revive a New York martial arts studio's COVID-19 lawsuit for business losses that was tossed by a lower court in April.

  • July 28, 2021

    Liberty Mutual Leads Bid To Nix Hotels' $600M Virus Suit

    A Liberty Mutual Insurance unit and eight other insurers don't owe Highgate Hotels LP $600 million in coverage for COVID-19-related losses, the companies told a New Jersey state court Monday.

  • July 28, 2021

    Insurer Looks To Toss La. Car Dealers' COVID Coverage Suit

    Car dealerships in Louisiana failed to show how COVID-19 caused physical loss or damage in their insurance coverage lawsuit, Starr Surplus Lines Insurance told a Louisiana federal judge Wednesday in its bid to dismiss the suit.

  • July 28, 2021

    Insurer Asks 5th Circ. To Nix Eateries' Virus Coverage Suit

    State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co. has urged the Fifth Circuit to toss a COVID-19 coverage suit filed by two Texas barbecue restaurants, arguing that the eateries hadn't suffered any property damage to trigger coverage.

  • July 27, 2021

    Insurance Groups Tell 4th Circ. COVID Losses Not Covered

    Two insurance company trade groups once again threw their support behind insurers fighting against COVID-19 business interruption cases, telling the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday that property carriers are not responsible for all of society's misfortunes.

  • July 27, 2021

    Clinics Tell 9th Circ. Droplets, Not Virus, Caused Damage

    Two clinics told the Ninth Circuit that their insurance coverage disputes over pandemic-related losses should be revived, arguing that California federal judges erred when rejecting the clinics' arguments that human respiratory droplets caused physical damage to their properties.

  • July 27, 2021

    Fla. Condo Can't Get Coverage For Mold Row, Insurer Says

    James River Insurance Co. asked a Florida federal court Monday to determine that it does not need to cover or defend a Sunshine State condo association in a lawsuit over mold damage in the building.

  • July 27, 2021

    NY's Biggest Health System Loses COVID-19 Coverage Suit

    New York's largest health provider can't collect $1.25 billion in insurance coverage for pandemic-related revenue losses and increased costs from caring for COVID-19 patients, a New York federal judge has ruled, dismissing Northwell Health Inc.'s case against its insurers

  • July 27, 2021

    Conn. Medical Practices Want Partial COVID-19 Coverage Win

    Medical practices in Connecticut told a state court on Monday that the imminent risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the transmission of the virus along with government closure orders caused "direct physical loss" of property.

  • July 27, 2021

    Florida Pub's COVID Suit Against Insurer Barred By Judge

    A federal judge dismissed a Florida pub's COVID-19 lawsuit against Westchester Surplus Lines Insurance Co., saying the court was unconvinced by Ice House Pub's arguments that its pandemic losses were covered under its policy.

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