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’ groups has submitted an expert witness declaration to back its arguments.

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