California Business Interruption COVID-19 Coverage Bill: A New Twist to Proposed State Legislation

California Business Interruption COVID-19 Coverage Bill: A New Twist to Proposed State Legislation

By: Edward M. Koch and Felix S. Yelin On July 2, 2020, an amended California Assembly Bill 1552 (Bill 1522 or the bill), which relates to commercial business interruption coverage of insured businesses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, was referred to the California Senate Insurance Committee. Unlike other bills that various state legislatures are considering,…

Case of First Impression Rules No Coverage for COVID Business Interruption Claim Because No Direct Physical Loss

Case of First Impression Rules No Coverage for COVID Business Interruption Claim Because No Direct Physical Loss

Michigan Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk (Ingham County) granted the insurer’s motion for summary disposition in Gavrilides Management Company v. Michigan Insurance Company. At issue was coverage for restaurants that were shuttered by COVID-19-related government orders. The court concluded that no coverage is owed.