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DEFINING SUCCESS - After getting smacked around in the early going, plaintiffs in pandemic-related business interruption insurance cases are on a roll recently. And a pair of October rulings out of North Carolina that saw the trial judge whip out a dictionary to determine the meaning of “direct physical loss” in the insurer’s policy may have handed policyholders their biggest win yet—one that could definitively change the trajectory of similar litigation nationwide. In this week’s Law.com Litigation Trendspotter column, we look at why this recent case has insurance defense lawyers sweating.

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