Tag Archive for: Covid-19

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Meat Company Sued Over the Death of a Worker Who Contracted COVID-19

As meatpacking workers continue to show up to work each day amid the COVID-19 pandemic, each are putting their lives at risk as they are required to work around others who could potentially be carrying the virus. Although the Centers for Disease…
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South Dakota, My insurer says my business interruption policy doesn’t cover pandemics. Now what?

The insurance industry as a whole has made it clear to business owners throughout the U.S. that it doesn’t intend on covering business interruption claims stemming from COVID-19 losses. Insurance companies are saying that “business interruption…
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COVID-19 Has Immigrant Doctors on H-1B Visas Worried Their Family Could be Deported if They Become Disabled or Die

While immigrant doctors are selflessly working on the frontlines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, many fear that if they were to contract the virus, it could potentially lead to their family being deported, reports NBC News. Dr. Partha Mehta…
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Broward County, FL Restaurant Sues Chubb for Failing to Honor its Business Interruption Insurance Contract

IT! Italy Ristorante & Cafe & Bar, located in Fort Lauderdale on E. Las Olas Boulevard, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Westchester Surplus Lines and Westchester’s parent company, Chubb Limited [Source: Miami Herald]. Cafe…
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Pennsylvania Hair Salon Owner Sues Insurer in an Effort to Get the Business Interruption Coverage She Paid For

Businesses in Pennsylvania whose operations have been halted by the COVID-19 pandemic are scrambling to obtain financial relief from the sources that are known for providing it (i.e. insurance companies). But most are having a hard time. Rather…
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Businesses in Oregon Say Insurers Should Be Paying COVID-19 Claims but the Treasury Department Has Differing Views

For years, thousands of business owners in Oregon have been paying for business interruption coverage to protect their businesses from disruptions. While many would have preferred to waive their right to carry the coverage as it would have saved…
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Immigrants Fear That Applying for Unemployment During the COVID-19 Outbreak Could Harm Their Chances of Obtaining Citizenship

There are hundreds of thousands of immigrants currently living in the U.S. for work, school, health care, or other personal reasons. While some may wish to keep their visit short and one day return home, a large percentage of those residing…
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Tribes in Oklahoma Sue Insurers Seeking Declaratory Judgement Over Business Interruption Coverage

After learning that business owners across the nation were being denied coverage for their business interruption claims associated with COVID-19 losses, the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations decided to file suit against their insurer before the…
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Ohio Bridal Shop Owner Files Lawsuit Against Owners Insurance Company Over Denied Business Interruption Claim

The owner of a bridal shop in Mentor, Ohio has joined a class-action lawsuit targeting insurance companies that have denied business interruption claims related to COVID-19 losses. After Bridal Expression filed a business disruption claim with…
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Will business disruption insurance cover a business owner in North Dakota during a shutdown?

According to the North Dakota Insurance Department, it’s unlikely.   Business owners in North Dakota are being told by their insurance companies that they do not have coverage for their COVID-19-related claims, yet many are still under…
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North Carolina Department of Insurance Says it Can’t Force Business Insurers to Cover COVID-19 Claims

The North Carolina Insurance Commissioner recently wrote a letter to business owners in the state addressing a major concern that has many turning to their insurance claims denial lawyers for help. That concern stems from insurance companies…
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New York Art Groups Struggle to Get Their COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims Paid

After all “nonessential” businesses in New York were ordered to close, art groups (i.e. movie theatres, concert halls, etc.) knew they were facing financial trouble. With ticket sales and other streams of revenue becoming non-existent, many…
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Bakery in Las Cruces, New Mexico Sues Insurer for its Failure to Pay Coronavirus-Related Claims

As a loyal policyholder who has paid for their business interruption insurance coverage month after month and year after year, you would expect your insurer to treat you fairly by paying any claims you submit for covered losses. Unfortunately,…
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Florida Judge Denies Mother’s Request for Temporary Custody Over COVID-19 Concerns

The COVID-19 virus has raised many concerns for parents, especially those that are divorced or separated and are required to share custody of their children. Many worry that their child could be exposed to the virus if their child’s other…
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3 New Jersey Restaurants Sue Their Insurer After Their COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims Were Denied

Three restaurants in New Jersey recently filed class-action lawsuits against their nsurers for failing to cover their business interruption claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Insurance Business. The first lawsuit was filed on behalf…
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Owner of The Community Oven in New Hampshire Speaks Out After His Business Interruption Claim Was Denied

After Shane Pine, owner of The Community Oven restaurant located in Hampton, NH, calculated one weeks’ worth of losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he decided he needed relief, and he needed it fast. Pine told Fosters.com that during just…