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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 …

South African Insurer Santam Loses COVID-19 Business Interruption Test Case

A Cape Town court ordered Santam Ltd. to pay out business-interruption claims to two South African hospitality companies, potentially opening up the industry to cover losses suffered because of the coronavirus pandemic. The court agreed with the approach of the …

Insurers Using Counter-Intuitive Arguments to Escape COVID Liabilities: UK Regulator

Insurers are trying to escape liability for pandemic-related business losses with counter-intuitive arguments that go against the essential purpose of insurance, Britain’s markets watchdog told the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday. A lawyer for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which …

Insurers Tell UK Supreme Court They Cannot Provide Unlimited Cover During Pandemic

Major insurance companies told the UK Supreme Court on Monday that thousands of small companies battered by the coronavirus pandemic were not eligible for business interruption payouts and to suggest differently was “reverse engineering.” On the first day of a …

Agents Warned of ‘Creative’ Attorneys, Virus Lawsuits

Agents and brokers should be on alert that plaintiffs’ attorneys in COVID-19 related business interruption claims lawsuits may be eyeing them as more cases against insurance companies begin to fail and claimants start looking around for other sources of reimbursement …

Judge Tosses Texas Barbershops’ Suit Against Insurer Over Coronavirus Losses

A federal judge has agreed with an insurer that a group of barbershops in the San Antonio, Texas-area have no basis for claims seeking coverage under their commercial insurance policies for business interruption losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

Illinois Lawsuits Challenge Society Insurance’s Coronavirus Claim Denials

Two lawsuits have been filed in federal court in Illinois by a group of businesses — who were forced to close their operations by government authorities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — over the denial of business interruption …