Insurers Assert Single Occurrence Defense to Duck Coverage for Nordstrom

Nordstrom, like other retailers, sustained property damage and business interruption expenses as a result of protests arising out of the Black Lives Matter movement. Although the retailer supports BLM, its insurers do not support Nordstrom. In a complaint filed in district court in the Western District of Washington (access here), Nordstrom alleges that

Policyholders Should Reject Insurers’ Misleading Narrative that Property Policies Do Not Cover COVID-19 Business LossesNotwithstanding insurers’ transparent attempts to convince you otherwise, policyholders may very well have coverage for business interruption losses from COVID-19 under their property policies. Since the start of the pandemic, insurers have tried to weave a narrative that policyholders cannot win coverage suits for business-interruption losses resulting from the pandemic. The opinions to date tell

One Day, Two Different Decisions: Mississippi and Texas Federal Courts Issue Opinions in COVID-19 Insurance CasesConfirming the growing split of decisions among federal courts addressing COVID-19 insurance issues, two district courts in the Fifth Circuit differed in their interpretation of virus exclusions, with one denying coverage and the other permitting the policyholder’s claim to proceed.

On November 4, a Mississippi federal district court dismissed a restaurant’s complaint for business interruption