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Business Interruption Insurance Claims and COVID-19

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The lawsuits have begun throughout the U.S.: small businesses are filing suit against their insurance providers because claims for economic losses suffered from government shutdowns over the pandemic are being denied.

Pennsylvania could see thousands of similar suits.

At issue: will business interruption policies that do not include an exclusion for virus-related incidents provide coverage for the losses, damages and expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Wolf’s shutdown orders? The answer to that question may determine the ultimate survival of many businesses.

Join our panel, including the attorneys leading the charge on the initial filings, as they explain business interruption insurance, its requirements, and what’s at play with the first cases filed for potential coverage. 

  • What is business interruption insurance?
  • Sources of insurance coverage for business income losses
  • Pandemic-specific coverage or exclusions
  • The case for multidistrict litigation 
  • PA Supreme Court King’s Bench petition to resolve dispute and consolidate claims

Recorded live on May 28, 2020.

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Scott B. Cooper Esq. Schmidt Kramer PC
James C. Haggerty Esq. Haggerty Goldberg Schleifer & Kupersmith PC (Phila)
Lauren R. Nichols Esq. Goodrich & Associates PC
Jonathan Shub Esq. Kohn Swift & Graf PC
Suzanne T. TIghe Esq. The Chartwell Law Offices LLP (Phila)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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