Citing a growing number of decisions favoring insurers, Society Insurance has renewed its push to dismiss 57 lawsuits brought over denied business interruption claims tied to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns.

Society lost a key bellwether decision last year to dismiss the COVID-19 business interruption cases, which are among the few to be coordinated into multidistrict litigation. But recent decisions in both state and federal courts, including appeals courts, demand dismissal, wrote Society’s lawyers, Laura Foggan, a Washington, D.C., partner who is chair of the insurance/reinsurance group at Crowell & Moring, and Michael Sanders of Chicago’s Purcell & Wardrope.

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