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NHL Stymied by Judge in Its Pursuit of Billions From Insurer for COVID Damages

The National Hockey League can pursue a lawsuit against its insurance provider over losses stemming from the COVID pandemic — but not for the billions of the dollars in damages the league’s 19 clubs sought. California Superior Court Judge Sunil …

UK Pubs Group Sues Zurich, Liberty Mutual, MS Amlin for $1.2B Over COVID BI Losses

Britain’s biggest pubs group Stonegate, which is suing Zurich Insurance and two peers for 1 billion pounds ($1.2 billion) over lockdown losses, battled the COVID-19 pandemic “day by day, venue by venue,” a London trial heard on Monday. Ben Lynch, …

Owners of High-End London Restaurants Sue AXA Over Failure to Pay COVID Claims

The owners of high-end London restaurants The Wolseley and The Delaunay sued AXA Insurance UK Plc for as much as 4 million pounds ($5.4 million) over its failure to pay out on claims linked to the coronavirus lockdowns. Lawyers for …

UK Hospitality Groups Are Back in Court With Insurers Over Lockdown Losses

Some of the world’s biggest insurers are bracing as a second wave of multi-million-pound lawsuits, brought by struggling British pubs, restaurants and bakery chains over lockdown losses, starts hitting London’s courts next week. Zurich, MS Amlin, Liberty Mutual, Allianz and …

UK Baker Greggs Files $137M Claim Against Zurich Over COVID-19 Payout

UK baker Greggs Plc filed a $137 million (£100 million) legal claim against Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance Group in a disagreement over a pandemic-related insurance payout, according to a report in the Sunday Times. The chain claims it is entitled to …

Insurer Lessons From UK Court Ruling on Business Interruption: Put Customers First

COVID-19 has led to the disruption of millions of businesses around the UK, particularly for SMEs who have been beset by an average of £130,000 in late payments. However, the Supreme Court ruling in January provided business owners with much …

Britain’s Largest Pub Group Launches Billion-Dollar Suit over COVID-Related BI Claim

Britain’s largest pub group, Stonegate Pub Group Co., sued three insurers for 846 million pounds ($1.2 billion) over losses it suffered after being forced to shut during the coronavirus pandemic. Owned by TDR Capital, the company filed a suit against …

AXA Offers €300M to Settle COVID-19-Related BI Claims for French Restaurant Owners

AXA has offered a settlement to 15,000 French restaurant owners that purchased non-damage business interruption insurance after previously denying coverage during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns. AXA estimates the cost of these settlements will be approximately €300 million (US$365.5 million) before …

Plaintiffs Seek ISO Files on Virus Exclusion to Back Business Interruption Claims

Plaintiffs attorneys are looking deep into the weeds for evidence to support claims for business income lost because of COVID-19 public safety orders. Lawyers for footwear wholesaler Marc Fisher LLC and its affiliates are asking a Connecticut state court to …

Insurers Face Disputes with Their Reinsurers over UK COVID-19 Business Income Claims

Top insurance companies, ordered by Britain’s highest court to pay thousands of small businesses millions of pounds in claims for COVID-19 disruption, are facing a battle with reinsurers over who should foot the bill, industry sources said. Bars, beauty parlors, …