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Initial Reactions to UK Supreme Court’s Ruling on Business Interruption Claims

Insurers, policyholders and industry observers have issued comments on the UK Supreme Court’s ruling that insurers should pay small businesses for many business interruption claims from the COVID-19 lockdowns. The UK Supreme Court dismissed appeals by six insurers – Hiscox, …

UK Insurance Ruling Is ‘Massive Boost’ for Businesses: Hiscox Action Group

A UK Supreme Court insurance judgment substantially in favor of policyholders will be a “massive boost” for British businesses currently suffering from a third government lockdown, the Hiscox Action Group policyholder group said on Friday. The court ruled earlier that …

UK Supreme Court Rules Businesses Should Be Insured for COVID-19 Claims

Small businesses, from restaurants to nightclubs and wedding planners to beauty parlors, on Friday won the right to insurance payouts after Britain’s highest court ruled many policies should cover losses caused by coronavirus lockdowns. Six of the world’s largest commercial …

Courts Allow COVID-19 Claims by Insureds With Policy Endorsements for Diseases

While insurers continue to win four out of five cases in early rounds, in the past month two property owners with policies that contained endorsements specifically providing coverage for diseases survived motions to dismiss their COVID-19 business interruption claims. On …

UK Supreme Court to Provide Judgment on Business Interruption Appeal on Jan. 15

The UK Supreme Court will on Friday hand down a judgment in a test case pitting the country’s markets regulator against insurers over how business interruption policies were dealt with during the coronavirus pandemic, it said on Tuesday. The result …

South African Insurer Santam Accepts Liability for Some Rejected COVID-19 Claims

JOHANNESBURG – South African insurer Santam will begin assessing payouts for some previously rejected coronavirus-related claims after recent court judgments on such cases but still intends to challenge one finding against it. Like other insurers around the world, Santam had …

Judgment in UK COVID Business Interruption Appeal Will Be Handed Down in January

LONDON – There will be no judgment in an appeal over business interruption insurance this year, Britain’s markets watchdog said on Tuesday, dashing hopes of an early outcome in a case that could affect billions of pounds in claims. Britain’s …

S. African Insurer Guardrisk Will Not Challenge Court Ruling on COVID-19 Claims

JOHANNESBURG – South African insurer Guardrisk will not further challenge a court process that has found it liable to pay clients’ rejected coronavirus-related claims, it said late on Thursday. Guardrisk, the country’s fourth-largest non-life insurer, and its peers around the …

South Africa Court Dismisses Insurer Guardrisk’s Appeal in Coronavirus Claims Case

JOHANNESBURG – A South African court on Thursday dismissed insurer Guardrisk’s appeal against a previous ruling that found it was liable pay a Cape Town cafe’s rejected coronavirus claim. Like other insurers in South Africa and around the world, Guardrisk, …

South African Insurer Santam to Appeal COVID-19 Business Interruption Ruling

Santam said on Friday it would appeal against a court ruling that found South Africa’s largest non-life insurer liable to pay a client’s claim relating to a coronavirus lockdown. Like insurers in other countries, Santam has been battling with clients …