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Class Actions Continue to Drive COVID-19 Insurance Coverage Litigation While Manufacturer, Insurer Bring New Suits

USA - April 28 2020 Since April 15 (what would have been Tax Day), COVID-19-driven insurance coverage litigation has been dominated by the filing of class-action…

Christian A. Cavallo, Jeffrey L. Kingsley, Jonathan L. Schwartz, Kevin P. Sullivan.

New COVID-19 Coverage Claims Indicate Expanding Scope of Coming Litigation

USA - April 17 2020 The first half of April 2020 has seen a new slate of COVID-19-driven coverage lawsuits filed throughout the country. We last reported on an initial…

Christian A. Cavallo, Jeffrey L. Kingsley, Jonathan L. Schwartz, Kevin P. Sullivan.

Carrier Prevails in First COVID-19 Business Interruption Ruling

USA - July 20 2020 In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a Michigan state trial court recently handed down a decision confirming that direct physical loss is required to…

Jason E. Rusche, Jeffrey L. Kingsley.

Lessons Learned from Carrier Beating $10M Bad Faith Verdict on Appeal

USA - March 12 2021 On March 8, 2021, due to a deficient special verdict, California’s Appellate Court reversed a jury verdict and judgment finding bad faith against an…

Albert K. Alikin, Alexandra S. Balmer, Christian A. Cavallo, Jeffrey L. Kingsley.

D.C. Court Rules No Coverage for COVID-19 Losses Because of Lack of Any “Physical Loss”

USA - August 7 2020 Another court—this time, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia—has ruled that economic losses due to governmental closure orders issued in…

Christian A. Cavallo, Jeffrey L. Kingsley, Sean P. Hvisdas.