July 28, 2020

Litigating About Insurance Coverage in the Midst of a Pandemic

Litigating About Insurance Coverage in the Midst of a Pandemic

July 28,  2020

Courts around the country face an onslaught of lawsuits over coverage for Covid 19 business interruption losses.  What are the prospects for success of those suits?  What are legislatures doing in response to these losses?  Does insurance recovery affect a company’s responsibilities under the CARES Act and PPP loans? Join experts on the front lines of these issues in discussing:

Insurance Issues

The litigation trends and most recent lawsuits.  What kinds of suits have been filed, and where.

The issues that are front and center in these claims (physical loss, virus and other exclusions, other issues arising under business-interruption policies.)

Other COVID-19-related insurance disputes on the horizon (e.g., errors and omissions, directors and officers, employment practices, workers compensation insurance).

Strategies for submitting claims and litigating suits over such claims from both the insurer and policyholder sides. 

Prospects for success of class action, multi-district litigation, and other suits over insurance for COVID-19 losses.

Other Possible Solutions

Other initiatives addressing business-interruption losses as a result of COVID-19 and potentially for future pandemics.  Proposed legislation at the federal and state level. 

How do the various relief packages and orders by government authorities play in here?  For example: Would insurance recoveries require a set-off against PPP loans or losses?


  • Angeline Chen, DLA Piper, Washington, DC
  • Lorelie (Lorie) Masters, Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP, Washington, DC
  • James (Jim) Ruggeri, Shipman & Goodwin, Washington, DC

Presented by: Corprorate Counsel Committee

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