A federal judge in Connecticut determined that a virus exclusion in an insurance policy bars law firm Kennedy Hodges & Associates and the owner of its office building from bringing a business interruption insurance claim against Twin City Fire Insurance Co. over COVID-19-related losses.

In an April 5 opinion, U.S. District Judge Omar A. Williams for the District of Connecticut granted defendant Twin City’s motion for judgment on the pleadings after determining that the company had unequivocally shown that the virus exclusion operated to exclude coverage for the plaintiffs’ claim, and thus entitled it to a judgment as a matter of law.

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