Continental Casualty Co. is arguing that a salon’s modifications to its building in response to the COVID-19 pandemic does not constitute physical loss or damage, but an improvement to its business.
A U.S. district judge has refused Society Insurance Co.’s bid for an appeal concerning coverage claims resulting from pandemic-related shutdowns. The insurance company has been accused of issuing blanket denials to clients seeking relief in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Florida chain of family-owned restaurants is asking the Fourth Circuit to take up its case, giving it another chance to obtain coverage after state efforts aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 forced them to halt all in-person dining.
A Florida steakhouse is asking the Eleventh Circuit to reexamine its lawsuit seeking insurance coverage for COVID-19-related business interruptions. Rococo Steak LLC in St. Petersburg, Florida, has said it sustained direct physical loss or damage to its property caused by the pandemic and government-issued shutdown orders. Its insurer, Aspen Specialty Insurance Co., has refused to cover these damages in the restaurant’s “all risk” commercial insurance policy, says the steakhouse.
A group of policyholders have asked an Illinois federal judge Wednesday not to let Society Insurance Co. use a limited bellwether ruling to pursue dismissal of all civil authority and contamination claims in multidistrict litigation over its refusal to cover losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wisconsin’s Menominee Indian Tribe has asked a California federal judge not to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit asking insurance companies to provide relief for COVID-19-related shutdown orders.
Society Insurance Co. has asked an Illinois federal judge to toss all claims in the COVID-19 business interruption multidistrict litigation asking for civil authority and contamination coverage for businesses’ losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A group of small businesses has asked a federal judge in Ohio not to dismiss a proposed class action seeking losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group claims virus particles have changed the air and surfaces inside their establishments. Cincinnati Insurance Co. has asked the judge to toss the suit.
On Tuesday, Society Insurance Co. asked an Illinois federal judge for approval to immediately appeal his February refusal to dismiss policyholders’ claims for COVID-19 business interruption losses. As part of their argument, they claim the question of losing the use of one’s property constitutes a “direct physical loss,” and is a pressing legal question that requires quick appellate review.