The battle against the insurance industry will also be fought in the court of public opinion. Public support on behalf of business can discourage the insurance industry from a nationwide policy of denying business interruption claims. The work of our coalition is being watched by the media, generating positive news coverage about our efforts.

Plaintiffs pushing for COVID-19 insurance MDL: Don’t believe industry’s hype

Two groups of plaintiffs’ lawyers that want the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate hundreds of federal lawsuits asserting demands for business interruption insurance argued in briefs filed Monday that insurers are exaggerating variations in policy language and state insurance law in order to avoid an MDL. And in an unusual development, one of the plaintiffs’ […]

Rockets sue insurance carrier over arena’s lost events amid pandemic

The Rockets have filed suit in Rhode Island against the team’s insurance provider, which last month rejected the team’s claim for damages related to the shutdown of NBA games and concert performances in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit, filed in Providence County Superior Court on behalf of Clutch City Sports & Entertainment […]

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 […]