A Nassau County judge ruled Wednesday that insurance brokers are not required to cover economic losses for a New York movie theater forced to shut down operations as a result of state measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.

The ruling, from Justice Timothy S. Driscoll of the Supreme Court’s Commercial Division, was the first written decision by a New York state court to address COVID-19 coverage in an insurance dispute, an attorney for one of the defendants said Wednesday.

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