The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has become the latest federal appellate court to reject a plaintiff’s claims seeking insurance coverage for business interruptions caused by COVID-19 government shutdown orders.
Courts across the country have been considering whether insurance companies have a duty to provide coverage to policyholders for losses stemming from the global pandemic. So far, every federal circuit court to address the issue—including the Second, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, 10th and 11th circuits—has sided with the insurance company defendants, according to the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s COVID Coverage Litigation Tracker.
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