The 11th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals joined other courts across the county June 6 in siding with an insurer against a business trying to recover profits lost during COVID-19 shutdowns.

Dukes Clothing LLC sued its insurance provider, The Cincinnati Insurance Company, after Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and the State Health Officer issued several executive orders restricting the operations of “non-essential” businesses, including retail stores.  Dukes has locations in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Mountain Brook, Alabama; both of which were forced shut down.