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Katherine Henry is the Chair of the Policyholder Insurance Coverage team. Katherine’s practice focuses on meeting clients’ business objectives in matters involving insurance.

Is Civil Authority Insurance Coverage the Solution for Businesses Sustaining Losses from COVID-19?Many of the early insurance-related COVID-19 lawsuits seek insurance coverage under the civil authority coverage grant in commercial property policies. Restaurants filed the first cases (Cajun Conti LLC, et al. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al. and French Laundry Partners LP, et al. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Co., et al.) quickly followed

Louisiana Seeks to Protect Businesses, Big or Small, from COVID-19Louisiana, like many other states, has proposed two insurance coverage bills in response to COVID-19’s devastating impact on businesses. While Louisiana’s House bill is limited to small businesses, the Senate bill is not. Both require insurers to cover COVID-19 related losses under certain circumstances.

House Bill 858 requires every insurance policy issued to insureds with