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COVID-19 Business Interruption Loss Recovery: New Decision May Open Door for Renewed Claim

June 7, 2021

Have you had COVID-19-related shutdown business interruption loss? Did your property insurer deny coverage (possibly because of the presence of a virus exclusion)? If so, a June 2, 2021, opinion by Chief Judge John Tunheim in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota may open the door for you to renew a claim for business interruption loss recovery.

There are some nuances to the arguments, but with this decision, we recommend that insureds review their COVID-19 claim(s) and policies to see if denials based on lack of "direct physical loss of or damage to property" and/or based on the presence of a virus exclusion should be challenged.

View Judge Tunheim's full decision.

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