• July 27, 2021

    Mass. Hair Salon's Pandemic Coverage Suit Gets Tossed

    A putative class of salon owners seeking to recover pandemic-related losses from their insurer was swept out of a Massachusetts federal court after a judge held that government stay-at-home orders were not issued as a result of physical damage to properties.

  • July 26, 2021

    Calif. Ad Agency Sues Chubb Unit For COVID-19 Coverage

    A California marketing agency specializing in movie trailers says a Chubb subsidiary should have covered its losses after COVID-19 closed its offices and the theaters it depends on.

  • July 26, 2021

    Catholic College In Texas Out Of Luck For COVID Losses

    A Texas federal judge ruled Friday that a Houston-based Catholic University cannot claim losses from COVID-19 under its American Home Assurance Co. insurance policy because there was no physical damage caused by the virus.

  • July 26, 2021

    'The Morning Show' Production Co. Hits Chubb With $44M Suit

    The production company behind "The Morning Show" sued Chubb National Insurance for $44 million in coronavirus pandemic-related losses after production of the second season of the hit Apple TV+ show was delayed.

  • July 23, 2021

    Natural History Museum Sues For COVID-19 Coverage

    The American Museum of Natural History sued Affiliated FM Insurance Co. on Friday, claiming the insurer wrongly denied it coverage for the millions of dollars in losses it suffered when it was forced to close its doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • July 23, 2021

    Travelers Says It Doesn't Owe LA Landlord Coverage For Virus

    Travelers Indemnity Co. told a California federal court that it doesn't owe a commercial landlord coverage for its pandemic losses, saying the landlord failed to show how the coronavirus caused physical loss or damage to its properties.

  • July 22, 2021

    Hoguet Newman Adds Ex-Schlam Stone Insurance Atty In NY

    Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney LLP is beefing up its insurance recovery practice with the addition of a longtime insurance attorney from Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP, the firm said.

  • July 22, 2021

    Calif. Nightclub Urges 9th Circ. To Revive Virus Coverage Suit

    A California nightclub and restaurant asked the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to revive its pandemic coverage suit, saying the confirmed presence of the coronavirus at its property caused the kind of physical loss or damage required for coverage.

  • July 21, 2021

    Colony Pans 4th Circ. Appeal In Skillets COVID Coverage Fight

    Colony Insurance Co. urged the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday not to revive the Skillets restaurant chain's suit over uncovered COVID-19 losses, saying there was no physical damage to the eateries' properties.

  • July 21, 2021

    Wynn Accuses Insurer Of Stalling In 'Absurd' Footnote Fight

    Wynn Resorts said Tuesday that its insurer's attempt to toss a COVID-19 lawsuit because it has too many footnotes is nothing more than a stall tactic, and the court should not grant the dismissal request over an "absurd" undue burden argument.

  • July 20, 2021

    Virus Exclusion Freezes Out Ice Cream Shop's COVID Claims

    A New Jersey federal judge terminated an ice cream store's proposed class action against Twin City Insurance Co. over COVID-19-related losses on Monday, finding that the policy's virus exclusion left the shops' case out in the cold.

  • July 19, 2021

    Insurer Urges 4th Circ. To Uphold Venue's Loss In Virus Suit

    The Cincinnati Insurance Co. is asking the Fourth Circuit to uphold a lower court finding that a West Virginia wine and art venue failed to show how the coronavirus pandemic caused the kind of physical loss or damage required for coverage.

  • July 19, 2021

    Trade Groups Urge 11th Circ. To Toss Florida Virus Suit

    Two of the largest insurer trade groups in the country warned the Eleventh Circuit that overturning a COVID-19 coverage ruling in favor of Aspen Specialty Insurance Co. would threaten the solvency of the entire insurance industry, according to an amicus brief filed Friday.

  • July 19, 2021

    Zurich Says Exclusions Bar Virus Coverage For Burrito Chain

    Zurich American Insurance Co. said a contamination exclusion in its contract with the owner of the Freebirds World Burrito chain should bar coverage for the restaurants' COVID-19-related losses.

  • July 16, 2021

    Fla. Condo Collapse Suits Get 'Right Judge At The Right Time'

    The judge overseeing the litigation surrounding the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse has been thrust into what one unit owner called "the hardest job in Miami-Dade County right now." But it's a role Judge Michael Hanzman, a former class action litigator, has prepared for his entire career, according to his former law partners.

  • July 16, 2021

    Condos, Zurich Subsidiary At Odds Over Hurricane Irma Losses

    A pair of condo associations sued a subsidiary of Zurich Insurance over an alleged $14 million difference in their estimates of the destruction the buildings suffered from Hurricane Irma in 2017, according to a suit removed to Florida federal court on Friday.

  • July 16, 2021

    Affleck-Led Film Project, Chubb End Insurance Dispute

    Chubb National Insurance Co. and the Hollywood production company behind a planned Ben Affleck heist movie agreed to end their insurance fight over extending a contract during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a filing in California federal court.

  • July 16, 2021

    La. Church Says Insurer Undervalued Hurricane Damage

    A Louisiana church has said in a coverage dispute filed in federal court that its insurer strayed from the terms of its homeowners policy by undervaluing damage caused by Hurricane Laura and failing to pay the claim.

  • July 16, 2021

    Iowa Eatery Asks 8th Circ. To Revive COVID Coverage Suit

    An Iowa restaurant has urged the Eighth Circuit to revive its COVID-19 business interruption suit against Regent Insurance Co., arguing that a virus exclusion does not bar coverage to its losses caused by government closure orders issued to curb the pandemic.

  • July 16, 2021

    Brooklyn Building Owner Loses COVID-19 Coverage Bid

    The owner of a Brooklyn building lost its bid against Wesco Insurance Co. for COVID-19 coverage after a New York state judge found that business losses from pandemic orders don't qualify as physical losses under the insurance policy.

  • July 15, 2021

    Crunch Fitness COVID Suit Should Be Tossed, Nova Says

    Nova Casualty Co. said it shouldn't have to face claims by Crunch Fitness over the denial of insurance coverage for 35 of its franchises because the gyms didn't suffer any physical losses or damages to the property, according to a filing in Colorado federal court on Wednesday.

  • July 15, 2021

    Zurich Unit Accused Of 'Callous Argument' In Virus Suit

    The owners of a casino, hotels, a golf course and a horse track invoked the many New Yorkers who have died from COVID-19 in essential businesses in its bid to keep alive its insurance coverage case against a Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. unit.

  • July 15, 2021

    COVID Coverage Suits In NJ Prove Tough For Policyholders

    New Jersey federal and state courts have proven to be troublesome for policyholders in coverage fights with insurers over losses during the coronavirus pandemic, as seen in a Wednesday federal court ruling that threw out a Garden State catering company's putative class suit under the policy's virus exclusion.

  • July 15, 2021

    Senior Living Homes Want $18M In COVID-19 Loss Coverage

    The owners of 30 senior living centers along the West Coast said in a lawsuit recently pulled up to Washington federal court that their insurer should fork over $18 million to cover losses and damages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • July 15, 2021

    Insurer Balks At Tribe's 'Hairsplitting' Claims In Virus Suit

    Factory Mutual Insurance Co. said Wednesday that a Connecticut state court should reject "hairsplitting" arguments by a tribal nation claiming it is entitled to coverage for COVID-19 losses to its multiple businesses, including a casino.

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