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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 …

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 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 …

UK Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of COVID Business Interruption Test Case on Nov. 16

The UK Supreme Court will hear an appeal on Nov. 16 of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) test case over which insurance companies should offer payouts to small businesses battered by the coronavirus pandemic. The hearing is expected to last …

Insurers Drop Appeal Against UK Court Ruling on 3 COVID Business Interruption Policies

Six insurers have decided not to appeal against a London High Court ruling that they were wrong to reject claims from holders of three business interruption insurance policies who have been pushed to the brink of collapse by the COVID-19 …

UK Business Interruption Test Case to Get Fast-Track Appeal at Supreme Court

A test case brought by Britain’s markets regulator against some of the world’s biggest insurers will jump straight to the Supreme Court after London’s High Court agreed to a fast-track appeal on Friday. Although expedited, the appeal will further delay …

Judges Nix Consolidating COVID Business Interruption Suits Against Big Insurers

A panel of federal judges has decided against consolidation of hundreds of lawsuits seeking coverage for coronavirus-related business interruption claims against major national insurers Travelers, The Hartford, Cincinnati Insurance and Lloyd’s. The insurers had opposed consolidation; some plaintiffs sought the …