New York Joins Growing Collection of States Considering Laws to Force Insurers to Pay COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses

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.