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.

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 […]

Coronavirus update: Protests erupt, insurance coverage lawsuits and more

RIMS issued a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Congress and President Trump requesting the creation of a pandemic risk insurance program to accelerate economic recovery. In the letter, RIMS asserts that a pandemic risk insurance program would provide greater access to capital from lenders and establish a viable insurance market. It would also provide greater […]

More Insurers Hit With COVID-19 Business Coverage Lawsuits

Six insurers were hit with class-action suits against in federal courts Friday over their denials of coverage for businesses shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London in New York, Topa Insurance Co. in California, Society Insurance in Wisconsin, Auto-Owners Insurance Co. in Ohio, Oregon Mutual Insurance Co. in Oregon, and […]

Lawyers file multiple class actions seeking virus coverage

A group of law firms together filed six class-action lawsuits against insurers in federal courts from California to New York on Friday on behalf of commercial policyholders seeking business interruption coverage for coronavirus-related losses. None of the policies contain a communicable disease exclusion, the suits allege.

Five more foodservice operators take to court to compel coverage of business interruption claims for COVID-19

A wave of lawsuits seeking class-action status argue restaurants have been unfairly denied business interruption insurance claims. Another five lawsuits seeking class-action status have been filed by restaurants and hospitality groups against the insurance companies that are denying business interruption insurance claims in response to COVID-19-related restaurant closures.

6 Insurers Hit With Class Suits Over COVID-19 Coverage

A group of attorneys from DiCello Levitt Gutzler LLC, the Lanier Law Firm PC, Burns Bowen Bair LLP and Daniels & Tredennick launched class action suits against six insurance companies in federal courts on Friday over their denials of coverage for businesses shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak.