On Friday, March 27, 2020, New York joined the growing chorus of states that have introduced legislation requiring first-party property policies to insure business interruption losses due to COVID-19 – notwithstanding policy provisions requiring there to first be some physical damage and possibly despite widespread use of a “Virus” exclusion.
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Thomas Keller Restaurant Group filed a declaratory judgment action against Hartford Fire Insurance Company, in the Superior Court of California, seeking coverage for business income losses on account of COVID-19
By: Eric B. Hermanson, Anthony L. Miscioscia, and Timothy A. Carroll Before the ink could even dry on our latest alert, regarding Ohio’s proposed bill, we learned that Massachusetts legislators
By: Anthony L. Miscioscia and Timothy A. Carroll Yesterday, on March 24, 2020, following in New Jersey’s footsteps, the Ohio legislature introduced a bill, H.B. No. 589, “[t]o require insurers
By: Edward M. Koch and Elizabeth C. Dolce Commentary on insurance coverage for businesses in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) has largely, and unsurprisingly, focused on business interruption losses, civil
Without question, the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a world-wide pandemic and paralyzed the United States economy in the first quarter of 2020. Many businesses have been forced to