Covid-19 Insurance Lawsuits Move Toward High-Stakes Phase – The Wall Street Journal

Businesses suing insurers for billions in losses from Covid-19 shutdowns are entering a new phase: jury trials.

Over the past year, judges have ruled in favor of insurers in hundreds of cases, backing up the carriers’ rejections of “business interruption” insurance claims. Many of those rulings have involved policies with virus-specific exclusions, which can make the cases more open-and-shut for judges.

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