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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 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 …

COVID-19 Business Interruption Rulings, Most Favoring Insurers, Moving to Appeals

A wave of litigation over business-interruption losses caused by COVID-19 shutdown orders has started splashing into the appellate courts. Appeals of trial court decisions in at least 11 lawsuits have been filed so far, all but one of them by …

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 …

Insurers Winning Most, But Not All, COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits

In the multibillion-dollar fight over insurance coverage for pandemic-related business losses, a Florida gynecologist succeeded where more than a dozen professional baseball teams and an iconic Hollywood restaurant failed. Since COVID-19 sparked government-ordered shutdowns in March, judges have dismissed more …

Carnival’s Princess Cruise Lines Must Face Passengers’ COVID-19 Lawsuit

Carnival Corp.’s Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. failed to persuade a judge to dismiss negligence claims by 17 passengers who allege they suffered COVID-19 symptoms after being exposed to the coronavirus on a February voyage. Monday’s ruling doesn’t address the merits …

Praedicat Develops Insurance Tool for COVID-19 Liability

Praedicat, the Los Angeles-based liability emerging risk modeling firm, has developed an insurance tool for the casualty insurance market, which allows insurers to track exposures, establish reserves, and manage aggregations in the face of this generation’s largest emerging risk, the …

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 …