Litigation over business interruption insurance heats up

The business interruption litigation landscape continues to heat up in the midst of COVID-19, with big names like Chef Thomas Keller jumping in to sue his insurer over coronavirus business interruption claims and other businesses following suit. In a recent development, two motions were filed on April 20 with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation […]

The race is on to lead business interruption insurance litigation

If you needed proof that litigation over business interruption insurance stemming from COVID-19 shutdowns is going to be a very big deal, it arrived Monday at the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, in the form of two motions for the panel to consolidate federal suits accusing insurers of ducking claims by businesses that were shut […]

String of class actions claim pandemic risks not excluded from BI policies

The legal assault by US policyholders on business interruption (BI) policies to seek redress for the massive losses incurred by the Covid-19 pandemic has been stepped up a notch as four leading law firms filed a series of actions against six insurers, including underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, in what they describe as the “broadest […]

Latest Class Actions Over Business Interruption Target 6 Insurers

A Minnesota dentist, an Ohio bridal shop and a New York pizzeria are among six small businesses that are the latest to sue insurers seeking compensation for business interruption claims due to the coronavirus crisis. The lawsuits, which are class actions, have been filed against Aspen American Insurance, Auto-Owners Insurance, Lloyd’s of London, Society Insurance, […]

Pizzeria Says Insurer Denied COVID-19 Closure Claim

A class action lawsuit has been filed against certain underwriters at Lloyd’s by a pizza restaurant claiming that the insurance company has failed to pay for business loss claims that it suffered due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Plaintiffs GIO Pizzeria & Bar Hospitality LLC and GIO Pizzeria Boca LLC say that they own Nick’s […]

Bridal Shop Says Coronavirus Business Closure Claim Wrongly Denied

A bridal shop in Ohio has filed a business interruption class action lawsuit against its insurer, saying it wrongly denied a claim for compensation after the coronavirus halted the store’s business. The business interruption class action lawsuit was filed by Bridal Expressions LLC which owns and operates CLE Bride by Expressions, a bridal boutique located […]

The Coming Wave Of COVID-19 Class Actions

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold across America, law firms representing both plaintiffs and defendants are gearing up for what they anticipate will be a wave of class action litigation over everything from commercial and employment disputes to allegations of consumer fraud. Even though the exact impact of the pandemic on complex litigation remains […]

Mentor bridal shop among businesses suing insurance companies for not covering losses during coronavirus pandemic

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Mentor bridal shop is among businesses across the country that on Monday filed federal lawsuits seeking class-action status seeking to force insurance companies to cover claims due to coronavirus-related. Lawyers representing the businesses, including Bridal Expressions on Mentor Avenue, filed suit against Owners Insurance in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. Five […]

Shuttered businesses sue insurers over COVID claims

Six federal class action lawsuits were filed on Friday in a coordinated manner by four law firms in six states against six different insurers seeking coverage under business interruption insurance policies arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The complaints were filed in New York against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, in Texas against Aspen American Insurance […]