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Christine S. Davis represents corporate policyholders in coverage disputes involving various types of commercial insurance policies, including comprehensive general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, and products liability policies. She has almost 20 years of experience representing policyholders in all stages of insurance coverage disputes, including negotiations, mediation, arbitration and litigation through trial and appeal. She also advises clients on their insurance placement programs.

Court Denies Efforts to Consolidate COVID-19 SuitsThe Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has rejected efforts to centralize pretrial proceedings in actions in Pennsylvania and Illinois seeking insurance coverage for business interruption losses resulting from COVID-19. The request for MDL-status was hotly contested, with insureds in more than 175 coverage actions responding to the centralization motions. Some insureds supported centralization in either Pennsylvania

Significant Result for Policyholders in COVID-19 Coverage LitigationJudge Stephen Bough and the federal court in the Western District of Missouri entered an important order yesterday in a case brought by Studio 417, a hair salon, and several restaurants against Cincinnati Insurance Company. The order denied the insurer’s motion to dismiss, finding the plaintiffs’ COVID-19 coverage allegations were sufficient to move forward. This

Business Interruption Coverage for COVID-19 Losses: You Can Satisfy the “Physical Loss or Damage” Requirement in Your Commercial Property Policy

Although your insurance company undoubtedly will try to convince you that you have no coverage for your business interruption losses from COVID-19, do not be so quick to accept the insurer’s position. In its simplest terms, the business interruption coverage in most commercial property policies provides coverage for a covered cause of loss if (1)